A garden diary capturing the joys of gardening in coastal Virginia.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Another Cool Week
The weather has been cooler than normal for the last two weeks but this weekend the temperatures returned to normal. I spent some time digging Iris and dividing them since they bloomed poorly this spring. They needed it since they were just a mass of rhizomes. The only new bloom in my garden is the Peace rose. In the Fall her blooms are more yellow with just a tinge of pink. This rose always reminds me of my Grandmother and Aunt's flower garden. As a young boy it seemed to be a bit of paradise and in some ways I always compare my garden to this memory. A few years ago I looked over the fence into the backyard of their house--the garden was gone but I could still see it. Here is Peace.
Fatsia is also blooming.
A couple of foliage plants that still look good: Bears Breech and Variegated Climbing Fatshedera.