We had enough rain this summer to keep the landscaping looking nice, even though we had many hot days. I have several different types of hostas in this shaded bed, then last year a friend gave me three more of the large leafed varieties, which I like the best. Two winters ago the striped ornamental grasses took it on the chin, but they have recovered nicely this year. The tree is a purple sand cherry which is normally grown as a shrub, but this one did so well it has become a large, umbrella-shaped tree. I have 3 bird feeders hanging in the tree and the birds love it because they’re protected.


~ by Elaine Reese on 08/31/10.