Monday, February 29, 2016

More spring

The house on the corner with a red camelia.  Looks good now but that won't last.  I was excited to live in a climate where you can grow camelias until I saw how they really behave.  Once those flowers start to go by it will look like the bush has been toilet papered and rained on.  Yuk.

Reliable beautiful yellow green bleeding heart.

Arriving home from a walk.

We had the volunteer Portuguese laurel taken out.  It used to be right there.  It was a hard decision because it provided such good cover for the birds.  But despite our efforts to keep it small, it was getting too big and our efforts to keep it small were making it most unattractive.

 We are replacing it with a manzanita "Austin Griffiths".  Manzanitas are native and very good with our climate.  They also provide evergreen cover and the flowers are loved by hummingbirds.  Won't that look nice?

manzanita 'Austin Griffiths'


Sharon @ Laurelhurst Craftsman said...

Very pretty. I love the flowers.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I had to have a volunteer redbud taken out in front of my house and miss it so much. It was just too big and too close to the house. I love your front porch.