Wow, DC! The forecast is calling for a perfect weekend to get out and clean up the yard! I know I’ll be out pruning, cutting back perennials, and pulling some pesky weeds. Savor the moments outdoors and TGIF!
The Land of Morning Calm
We’ve had a wonderful summer in Asia, enjoying all the sights and sounds. This beautiful garden was a real highlight of our trip. It has multiple, themed garden areas, all wonderful, but this one was my favorite.
Groundcover for Charm and Function
So-called “steppable” groundcovers are widely available at garden centers. These are plants that can be walked over without significant damage. They’re great for filling areas along walkways and they add so much charm. Mazus reptans is one of the most common. As you can see, it will definitely do the job!
So much beauty everywhere!
Few flowers are as stunning as peonies. And when I see them I want to make tissue paper flowers! Many are blooming around the DC area already. If yours (like mine) are only in part sun, they are probably still in buds.
Don’t forget to pick them and enjoy them in a bouquet if you have them in your garden!
Mr. Bowling Ball- Who Could Resist?
This photo doesn’t capture how cute and fluffy these things are! I think I’ll put one or two in my garden.