End of Month View for February

Aren’t we glad to get this awful month behind us? We had frost this morning.

View of the Front where there are 5 good-sized beds in the broad lawn that the driveway circles. I learned early on to make berms bigger than 6′ long, else they looked like graves. I’ve decided they need evergreens.added to the back of each because all the small trees are deciduous: Crape Myrtles and a Vitex. Behind the tree line to the left is the Upper Garden.

Upper Garden looking westward.

A closer look at the Upper Garden. I’ve pruned the summer-flowering Spiraea underneath little Dogwoods. Hyacinths are blooming among them. Grass paths leading off the oval lawn are dormant and self-mulched with leaves..

Further down one of the Upper Garden Paths. There are
cross paths since last year that really made it easier to
navigate. I don’t know about looking better.

Looking south across the upper garden.

… and a farther away Upper Garden View. Don’t mention that the bench is backward. I like to sit on it this way and turned it around. Panoramic views get kind of distorted but all the plants are there.

I showed these daffodils in the previous post. Wider view
taking in the Stick House.

This is always my view for any month. There’s a clump of daffodils in the left corner, Camellias and up close right is the edge of a limb of¬†Loropetalum in bloom.

The multi-trunked¬†Dogwood to the left of the drive has a grey haze of buds ready to open as soon as it’s time. The old Pecan tree in front of the house will let us know by leafing out when Spring is really here. You can’t fool a Pecan.

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