Archive for May 2009

Depth of Field   1 comment


I love this planting in my neighborhood.  Instead of just lining up the rhodies and evergreens, they have been planted with a lot of depth.  If you have the luxury of space, planting a very wide border like this is very attractive.  What gives it interest is the repetitiveness of the evergreens, but there is still some variety as you can see in the photo below.  Different shades of green, from blue-green to lime, plus different leaf sizes between the pines and rhododendrons, make this garden a winner.



Posted May 31, 2009 by cindyeo in garden, rhododendron

Cardinal at my Window   2 comments


A cardinal has built her nest in our climbing rose bush, right outside my living room window.  Yesterday was the first day she stayed in it all day, so I think she may have laid the eggs yesterday.  I just looked up that it only takes 12 days for them to hatch.  We’ll have a bird’s eye view, how exciting.

Posted May 14, 2009 by cindyeo in cardinal

Spring Windowbox, continued   Leave a comment


Actually, the windowbox looks pretty good without the grape hyacinth (see previous post).  The greenery from the muscari fill in the box and the daffodils aren’t as sparse as I thought they were going to be.

Posted May 4, 2009 by cindyeo in bulbs, daffodil, windowbox