Monday, November 9, 2009

there's still life in the back yard

Everyday I walk the yard to see what's new, and everyday I find something. The leaves have all fallen. The hosta is gone. The ligularia flower stalks look like sticks with fuzz balls on top. I'm walking by the hydrangea and look what I find, a myrtle flower. It's the last flower in the back yard. The myrtle stays green all winter.

First lady bug of the year.
This lenten rose is buried by hosta during the summer. It will be the first flower to bloom, sometime in February. It looks good set against the brown leaves.

The lungwort looks healthier now when the temp's between the high 30's to the low 60's than it did during the summer. I need to read up on the plant.

1 comment:

Chloe m said...

Hi Jim,
Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. Glad you liked it.
AS for your hosta, it is a wondrous monstrosity! I am waiting for my husband to finish working on the back of the house so I can plant hostas on the North side. Mine will never get as big as yours has. You have quite the Jade thumb.