This year, though! Flowers!! Well, they're actually bracts but I'm calling them flowers because I want to. This tree will only get to about 7ft tall. It is a *really* slow grower. It's also subject to anthracnose which is slightly infuriating. I spray it every 2 weeks to keep that at bay.
I take a lot of pictures of my garden because it helps me remember where things are. I've lost a couple things by digging up a spot I thought was empty to put a new plant in. It's especially difficult with perennials. This time I did label things with those white label sticks but I just hate how it looks. I should get a brown color or something.
My mother in law says that a garden will always be a work in progress and I can see she is correct. Every time I go out there I see another thing I want to change. I think I may have bit off more than I can chew because not only do I have my Inner Garden (the previous two photos are of the Inner Garden) but also my front yard AND my backyard! Before we had 87 trees cut down in our back yard, all my focus was the front yard and all my plant love went there. And before you croak about 87 trees, we still have 12 and our lot size is only a quarter acre. Since we cut down the trees, we get sun in the house! It's amazing! We also dont have a backyard full of only moss and we no longer have huge puddles of standing water (no sun, no evaporation).
It also opened up a whole new gardening area! My goal is to set up a vegetable garden but for now its just shrubs, hostas, heuchera and ferns. Oh, and a glorious deciduous golden redwood. Which I need to take a photo of since its so beautiful!