The Gardens

The gardens continue to blossom and delight the senses. Outdoor living can’t get any better when you’re surrounded by such beauty. There’s been a mini drought in our area and the recent rains were welcome.
I was late getting the sprinkler system open, but things are greening up nicely.

The tree experts were here to do an inspection the other day and we have two oaks that are stressed. They think the roots were disturbed by the retaining walls we built around the pool area. To remedy this they’ll remove the grass around the base of the trunk, which competes for water, and do a little digging around to give them more room. I hate the thought of losing such beautiful trees and hope this resolves the problem.

Stressed Oaks

Stressed Oaks

The rhododendrons are in full bloom.

Purple Rhododendrons

Purple Rhododendrons

And, the azaleas are bursting forth.

Baby Pink Azaleas

Baby Pink Azaleas

This little mugo pine has taken a beating over the last few years. We had an October snowfall that flattened it one year and again the next year with more heavy wet snow. I was sure we’d lost it, but this year it seems to have regained it fullness and has new growth!

Mugo Pine

Mugo Pine

The back rock gardens I think we should call it the boulder gardens is my view from the porch. The tall grasses fill in and give movement to the garden,

Back Garden with the grasses emerging

Back Garden with the grasses emerging

and the continuous colors are a joy to behold.

Back "boulder" garden

Back “boulder” garden

 

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