Rudbeckias surround the pool and the goldfinches have discovered that some of the seeds are ripe and ready for feasting. The goldfinches almost disappear in the golden yellow rudbeckias.
When it rains it is easy to move this huge Nephrolepsis obliterata ‘Kimberly Queen’ out for a refreshing shower. I have one flanking each side of the back entrance. I replace them each year but you can hold them through winter by cutting them back, put the rootball in a frost free area, and replant the next growing season. In warmer climates, they can be mulched during winter and they return in the spring. Another option is to use them or a portion of them as a potted plant during winter. If grown in more sunlight, they have a more upright habit.
Almost anywhere you look from my house there is a cool wall of green creating a peaceful ambiance. Shade renders temperatures about ten degrees cooler than sunny spaces making a garden stroll an option most of the time. There are woodland creatures and this seems to be the year of the rabbit. You must read The Orchestra on Pamela’s blog, From the House of Edward about nature’s music.
Crinum x ‘Ellen Bosanquet’