I am just stunned at how beautiful @SpanishRider's garden is! Wow!
, but just look at your
garden! Even though we are in very different climates, I think our gardening style is very similar: plant everything dense to choke out the weeds!
But seriously, I am envious of all your shade (reminds me of my mother's garden in MA) and your ability to grow monarda, hostas and tulips. This year, I only had one tulip come up and zero daffodils! It may have been the shrews.
I have to ask: is that a garden ornament or a bowling ball planted amongst your tulips? I have always loved spheres, and bowling balls have that bit of glitter that must look great in the sun.
, yellow roses are my favorites! I have at least a dozen yellow rose bushes, some large climbers like yours, but mostly the old English type by David Austin. Irises do well here, too - very drought tolerant.
I would gladly send you anything maple and/or apple butter if you want to swap for fig preserves- just let me know
, I hope you realize that I was joking! Although I would love to bring you fig preserves (I have an extra jar in the pantry that I am trying to avoid since I'm back on a zero-sugar diet again for my lungs), I am sure I would not make it past customs at Logan. Sorry, you'll just have to come to Spain to eat them here. On an aside, so sorry about Delia. We also had to put down my cat, Luna, in January. I swear I cried more for her than when my dad died last year. Hugs.
, where are you located? What is it about kids and sunflowers? I think they like growing flowers that are bigger than they are!
, beautiful crabapples. I remember my mum in MA had a large crabapple that I loved, but when I was away at college she chopped it down. Are those daylillies growing underneath? I LOVE that white fence!
, I am going to have to try sorrel. It sounds very interesting, and we seem to have similar climates so it should work.