If you’ve been reading here awhile, you know my master gardener group has been installing a garden at Hallstrom House. After two months away, I’ve resumed my Tuesday commitment there and Holy Cow!!! The grounds have erupted with color and beauty:
Wendy and I are responsible for maintaing the meandering path. After weeks of hand pulling weeds, we’re FINALLY laying landscape cloth and covering it with three different mulches raked together. The end result adds depth and texture, and is very pleasing to the eye. 😯 In the pic below, I’ve just dropped some clumps of red before exploring the changes during my time away.
The anemic tree I’d been unable to identify is now highly recognizable:
….and the bare white lattice adjacent to the house is covered with Star Jasmine:
Goodness me, how did I miss this next identification? Hand to God, I thought a cluster of huge, big-leaf tropical plants near the parking grass was some type of monstrous banana!! Here’s what looked back when I peeked inside the cluster!!
The pale blue petals and pure white sepals of a Giant Bird of Paradise, aka Strelitzia Nicolai! What a spectacular plant!
Toward the back of the wild garden, an infestation of asparagus fern hides an old and weathered trellis:
If anyone can identify it, let me know!
On a more personal note, my son Jack is here visiting for Mother’s Day! 🙂 I may not post again ’til after he leaves, so…..
Until next time!