One thing I have learned about my back yard is
it has 3 different micro climates.
Next to the garage is my shade area.
In the Summer it gets morning sun
from 8:00 to 11:30. In the Winter no sun
what so ever. Great place for the hosta's.
Straight back to the fence is what I call my desert.
Full sun from 11:30 to 5:00 in the Summer.
Gets very hot up against that 9ft fence.
But get this, in late Fall through to early Spring no sun at all!
The flower bed right up against the windows get the best of all,
morning sun from about 8:00 and starts to shade about 2:00 in
the Summer and in the Winter shades about noon.
My fuchsia's love it there.
Lets move on to some more photo's...
In the summer of 2003 I planted an Angels Trumpet.
The fence is now covered with the vines... I think it was Sweet Potato vine.
the fragrance fills the air... I leave my back doors open
so you can smell them in the house.
I made a few changes in 04'... But I didn't take any photos...
well just a few of a blue jay in the bird bath.
What changes did I make?
- Removed the grass.
- Removed the sweet potato vine.
- Removed heavenly bamboo. These were already in before we moved in.
- Put in two small sheds.
What have I learn so far?
Grass won't grow where the dog pees.
Neglected clay soil is next to impossible to grow in.
If you don't pick your strawberries the squirrels will.
Some plants can get out of control very fast.
You can take cuttings from an Angels Trumpet and grow more trees.
Angels Trumpets can freeze and die back in the Winter.
I don't like heavenly bamboo
Next post... Moving on to 2006 and 2007