You are looking at our front yard. Peonies and Oxalis are blooming. Iris are finished. I will plant more Hydrangea - Haas Halo, named after my wife's aunt who discovered it originally in her yard in Bucks County Pennsylvania.
A huge tree fell in our front yard so there is a huge mound of sawdust mulch, and a crushed brick wall that we have to redesign around. We had to put up a wire fence to keep the neighbors from cutting through my flowers. It's working well.
I need to move the crepe myrtle, do more weeding, and do some more planting. I want to try another rose, a Star Drift Rose which is low growing and wide, to see how it looks, hopefully there will be enough sun. Some Lanatana too. They sometimes survive the winter, but I think my plants from last year did not apparently!
Consider meandering along Hatcher Garden paths. Fall is a lovely time with the changing leaves
Nominate your favorite noble tree. Details at their website.
Located right here in Spartanburg on Reidville Rd, you can learn many things about nature.
Yes it is a tangle of plants, but the butterflies love it here!
Dragon's Blood Sedum is striking in the Fall!
Look how beautiful this Stonecrop Sedum looks! Sedums really glow in the fall, many have color changes. There are a variety of shapes and sizes.
A beautiful coral bark japanese maple. Call for pricing
‘Sango-kaku’ is an upright, slow-growing, vase-shaped form that typically grows over time to as much as 20-25’ tall. It is sometimes commonly called coral bark maple in reference to its distinctive and showy pink bark which provides excellent color and contrast to landscapes in winter. Pink coloration is less pronounced to almost absent in summer. Best pink coloration occurs on young twigs and branches. Palmate, 5- to 7-lobed, almost ferny leaves (to 2” long) with serrate margins emerge yellow-green with reddish margins in spring, mature to light green by summer and turn yellow-gold in fall. Small reddish-purple flowers in spring are somewhat attractive on close inspection, but are not showy from a distance. Flowers are followed by samaras that ripen in late summer to fall. Cultivar name means coral tower (sango meaning sea coral and kaku meaning tower/upward growing) as if to suggest this pink-barked cultivar resembles coral rising upward from a reef.
Acer palmatum 'Beni otake'Linearilobum Group. Call for pricing.
The name translates to red bamboo, which aptly describes this maple from the linearilobum group. The leaves are a little wider and sturdier than other linearilobum maples. Foliage emerges medium red in spring holding its color well into summer before first bronzing and then turning green. In late summer new red growth pushes out of the top of the tree that is now green, giving it a very interesting appearance. Fall color is a really nice crimson. Growing faster than most linearilobum types, ‘Beni otake’ becomes a beautiful vase shaped tree eventually becoming slightly more round topped with age. The distinctive look and it's ability to tolerate full sun even in warmer climates make 'Beni otake' a perennial favorite.