Friday, April 12, 2013

My patio is blooming!

I'm glad you stopped by today! Please visit A Charlotte Garden at its new location,!

This is what the patio looked like last night before the rain started. This morning it is mostly green, but at least refreshed—and free of the yellow dust that has covered everything for days. The purple (blue?) flowers are Mazus reptans. Bottom left is a quickly growing clump of clover that used to be very dark colored, almost black (Trifolium repans 'Pentaphyllum'). It seems to have completely reverted to green. I'm not sure I want it there anymore.

Up against the wall, Sedum 'Angelina' mingles with the mazus. I like the difference in textures—makes you want to touch—and the extra color. Further down along the wall, is a surprise spot of pink.

It was too sunny when I took this picture, but I wanted to show you anyway. (Just imagine how pretty it really is!) The pink oxalis was here when we first moved in 20 years ago. It's a plant that I'm sure I could spend the rest of my life trying to eradicate. We do try to keep it under control, but it has tiny bulbils that remain in the dirt no matter what you do to get rid of them! Though I wouldn't recommend planting it, when I saw some pop up in the veronica ('Waterperry Blue') and mazus, it was easy to understand how someone thought it was a good idea so long ago. It is charming, isn't it?

Any garden plans this weekend? The weather should be beautiful!