March came in with the Tulips blooming.
April was pretty with Clematis and Columbine and a big Snowball Viburnum and some Iris
June had Daisies and Balloon Flower and some Lillies. It would of had a lot of Daylilies, but I didn't spray and the deer dined on them, so sad...
August was pretty boring, except for the Dichondra in this urn. I thought it was so pretty! It had a Pink Polka Dot plant but because of the shade it turned almost completely green so I changed it out for some Begonias. Not really happy with them either so next year I will need to find another mid size plant. Otherwise, this was one of my favorite things in the garden this year.
This year I added two reblooming Azaleas, a purple Loropetalum, two yellow lillies, a Coreopsis to replace the one I lost, and a pink Monardo. I am working on getting more perennials and feel I did a good job last year - at least as far as I could money-wise. I'm excited to get to the plans I've made, moving this and that.
The garden is always evolving. I have never been satisfied, but on the years that I thought I was getting a handle on it, something would happen and it just wouldn't be the same the next year. Things don't bloom at the same time, some things die, the deer trick me, heavy rains knock stuff down. Sometimes I wonder why I do all this, but then I have a good year and get really psyched! If you're a gardener then you know what I mean!
So, to all my gardening friends - here's to a great gardening year in 2014!