One of the benefits of a Midwest garden is the beauty each season brings. Here’s a look back at one garden bed as it appeared throughout 2014.
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December 28, 2014 at 7:34 pm
I enjoy seeing the progress of your garden! I think I had some of that Huskers Red Penstemon (I laughed out loud when you wrote I never truly believe stuff will come back …), but it I think has been beaten out by the Black Eyed Susan gang in my garden which comes back with a vengeance each year. I will have to plant some more – safely away from the gang – because it is beautiful! I am fortunate to have migrated this year but I usually stare out frosty windows asking myself how will anything live to come back in the garden in spring?
December 29, 2014 at 11:57 pm
Thanks for your note and thanks for reading. That bunch of Black Eyed Susan’s have been in that spot for 2 summers and I have already divided it liberally! It is vigorous and wants to take over, but I love the way it looks. The Husker Red really took me by surprise when it got so large. The back yard is a never ending experiment.
January 2, 2015 at 8:24 pm
Nice! I like your garden, especailly the curving path and round patio (we just got a round patio installed), the big patch of Rudbeckia, and the patch of Smooth Penstemon. Your Liatris was growing very nicely for you, mine always flops.
January 4, 2015 at 4:51 am
Thanks. The Listeria is a vAriety thAt is not supposed to flop. It was the to its promise.