Wednesday, April 18, 2012

It's The Angle

This is one area that was one my "must do something with" list this year. It is one of the first things I see when I drive up the driveway in SJC and it was the first flower bed I worked on when we moved in five years ago. The rose on the column (Climbing Joseph's Coat") looks okay now, but has never been very robust and looks bad with few blooms by summer.  The Spanish lavender is overgrown and woody at the base and the rabbits dine regularly on the lobelia groundcover. I must say that the iris "Mary Francis" is looking good with lots of blooms and the white geraniums are among my favorites. Although it gets morning sun, I suspect as the season progresses it does not get enough sun all day to make all these plants happy. Okay, from this angle, at this time of year it looks pretty good, but we'll see in a couple months.


Kevin said...

It does look nice from that angle -- can the lavender be pruned so it can rejuvenate a little? And the white geraniums are lovely!

Shyrlene said...

Your posts are always a pleasure to see & read. While you point out the successes and 'not-so-much' results, the photograph is so artfully done - this looks like frame-able art.