We've had a fairly mild summer this year and we are finding that it sure helps the lushness.
We transplanted this Dusty Miller this year and it has grown so much I can't believe it--and even has little yellow blooms on it--we've had it several years but this is the first time we've ever had the yellow blooms.
The green foliage to the right is a white lily--it is so delicate and pretty--blooms in early spring.
This grass (not sure what variety) is getting huge.
The Shade Garden--azaleas, hostas, camelias, and ferns are located here--
The Butterfly Bush and the potting bench--I think I've showed you this one before--
I love Asian jasmine--
Knock-Out Rose bush that is overtaking the area.
Solomon's Seal--love, love, love it--
We planted a couple of little plants a few years ago and it just pops up here and there in the beds.
Starburst lilies and windchimes
We had hundreds of gardenia blooms this year--I took these pictures after they had finished blooming.
Hope you enjoyed the tour of our backyard. To be in the middle of the city, we are blessed to have a beautiful backyard. It is very private and had good bones when we moved in but we've done a lot of work to it--transplanted more bushes than you would ever want to know about.
We live on a fairly busy street but here in the backyard you can hardly hear a car going by--I don't know how that can be except the house acts as a barrier, I suppose, and our lot slopes up from the street and that may help some also.
My favorite backyard would be to live on a coastline but this will do in the meantime--we are blessed.
Thank you, Lord.
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