Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Silver Lace Vine

The silver lace vine is a wonderful addition to the Fall garden.  I love this vine now and hate it all summer as it winds its invasive tendrils over my deck. The birds love it too.  As the migrating visitors come to our bird feeder they also spend some time nestled in the vine. So put up with its tangled intrusive ways in the summer for its beauty now.

Friday, October 5, 2012

It's overrrrrr!

Cherokee Sunset dogwood in it's second year. 

Grasses. Demonstrating a "Farrah Fawcett" exuberance!

Brunnera macrophylla ‘Variegata’.  I moved this 3x before I found a spot it liked!

Chinese lanterns.  I once gave some of these away and my friend still hasn't forgiven me for their invasive nature!
Well, there is little left to appreciate in the garden.  But it still has a few treasures to reveal. The trees are about to put on a spectacular show and the garden is exiting with a few charms and tricks. My trick with the Chinese lanterns is to pick off some of the leaves to reveal the wonderful lanterns. I bought some hydrangeas and a nest spruce to add to the front.  Plant, plant, divide - that's my Fall mantra!