Garden Conservancy Tour


By |2014-05-13T21:54:23-04:00October 11, 2013|Friday Flowers|

Recently I went on our local Garden Conservancy tour here in Raleigh.
Such gorgeous gardens!
One garden opened to the public for the day was that of Helen Yoest of
 I follow Helen all around… meaning that I follow her on Facebook, her blog, and around the web. So it was a treat to meet Helen and to see “Helen’s Haven”, her garden in Raleigh, North Carolina.
As an extra added bonus, I came home with some of her Aster Tataricus cuttings.
I played around with filters in these images, and had fun with “curves” in Photoshop!
I planted my cutting along our white fence, facing West, where it will receive lots of sun. It should grow to about six feet by late next summer when I will photograph and show you again!
It’s been raining here (finally) so my garden is very happy!


By |2014-05-13T22:02:10-04:00September 20, 2013|Friday Flowers|

It’s Fall… almost… and that means one very important thing to me:
time to do some serious garden planning and planting.
After a long hot summer which was at times too wet and other times too dry, the weather has now calmed down. Warm sunny days and cool nights.
I inherited these lovely white Japanese Anemones. I had always had pink in the North, but I think the white is now my favorite! Last spring I had white Columbine which was delightful…
How about this gorgeous Caladium, Miss Muffet, for a show in the fall?
I’m “renovating” my shade garden in the terrace area with these
Heucherella “Alabama Sunrise”. The leaves, which are green now, will be golden in the spring and then have small white flowers.
See the fern in the background? That’s Dryopteris “Brilliance” and should do well here as they are just next to the birth bath with it’s constant overflow of water.
I love these petite Mondo Grass plants! Now I also want the Black Mondo […]
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