Garden in Bloom: November 2008
Sunny days are a rarity here in the Pacific Northwest, so I appreciate each precious one. The bright blue sky looks so beautiful behind the fall colors on this "Green Vase" Japanese Zelkova tree (Zelkova serrata 'Green Vase') I planted last fall. I planted three of these across the front of my property as street trees, and I can't wait for them to grow.
I also planted this teeny tiny unnamed japanese maple. Isn't it adorable? It's not one of the weeping types, it's a tall, vase-shaped tree that I planted outside my living room window. I can just imagine how pretty it will be when it's big.
The one pre-existing tree is the namesake of my home, Pear Tree Cottage. I love these gnarled old trunks and how the tree is centered on our family room window for a year-round view.
The rest of the garden continues to amaze me with late season blooms. Especially the roses, I'm astounded by the roses. My neighbor has told me that she has had bouquets of home-grown roses on her Christmas table, and I'm starting to believe her.
Some of things still going are:
1. Mystery rose 2. Brazilian sage (Salvia guaranitica 'Black and Blue') 3. "Tutti Frutti" Hummingbird Mint (Agastache x 'Tutti Frutti') 4. Hebe 'Patty's Purple' 5. Mystery hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla) 6. Mystery, volunteer sunflower (Helianthus annuus) 7. Bacopa (Sutera cordata, not sure of the variety) 8. Pincushion flower (Scabiosa caucasica) 9. Black stem hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla 'Nigra')
What about you? Do you have a favorite tree? Have you planted any or were they already there?