Friday, September 18, 2009

A letter to a hosta (and other musings).

Hello Royal Standard,

I'm so pleased to finally meet you! Although I've been trying to help you grow for the last few years, I haven't been terribly sucessful. A few transplants, lots of slugs (sorry) and we're finally getting somewhere. Your new blooms are stunning.

Best wishes for continued success,
In The Garden

I think of these as 'The Weigela Sisters', I couldn't decide between the lovely variegated 'My Monet', and the interesting and mysterious 'Midnight Wine', the picture tells the rest of the story. They should be the same size at maturity (2'x2') and have matching fuschia blooms.

I think the fall colours of this sedum & spirea make them exceptionally nice neighbours.

This is an Aster Hazy or Michaelmas Daisy, I planted a few in a perennial bed a few weeks ago. I like it so much I went to buy a few more today, but they are gone for the year.

And lastly, I looked up while sitting under my young Crimson King Norway Maple this evening, and loved the view from below. So much, in fact, that it's my new banner.


  1. Hey Rebecca, I like your sisters, is one the good sister, and one the bad sister?
    Thank you for adding me to your blogroll, I will add you to mine.

  2. Hi Deborah,
    Thanks so much for stopping by, and for adding me to your blogroll. As for the weigelas, not necessarily, it depends on the day! I find them both to be unique beauties, I hope they do well this winter, since they are zone 4 and I am on the 3/4 border. :)