Last spring and summer was a bit hectic for me with two cataract and one sinus operations and continuous problems with asthma which still persists. However, both Jan and I (more Jan than I really) managed to enjoy the yard. I stayed indoors with air-conditioning when the weather was hot or humid, often both. This summer was hotter and more humid than previous years and both conditions lasted much longer than usual. Then came Hurricane Irene, and another kind of problems emerged.
The garden fared generally quite well. Jan took care of the maintenance, planting some new flowers in pots, even vegetables. Crocosmia Lucifer, both in the front and the back returned very lush this year attracting bees and hummingbirds. Liatris graced the front with its tall stems, and Coreopsis dazzled with its yellow blankets in the front yard. The Siberian Iris in the back was quite showy with its elegant blossoms and graceful foliage. And next to one bunch of irises was the over-grown, lush Hosta.
Jan and I wanted to share our garden with you with the photographs we took over the spring-summer 2011. Here they are, starting with Jan’s collection:
And these are mine: