|The Mist Flower|
It does grow quite big and I've had to prune back hard in autumn, but I love the colour and how it balances well with my 'PURPLE' wall - yes, the idea was that the climbing hydrangea would cover the wall, and you would only see glimpses of the colour purple. February 2008 - was a very very hot summer and half the plant got burnt - waiting patiently for it to take off again.
|Sun fading the colour a bit|
|Crescent Moon garden facing wall|
I call this the crescent moon garden as the pond intersects the garden bed and the shape is like a crescent moon - well I think it is.
|Pic taken from upstairs|
Hard to see because of the plants, but the pond is round, with steppers to walk across, making the garden bed a crescent shape - thanks to Ochre Landscape for the design. Evan was great - he knew exactly what my backyard needed - something different - previously lawn with pavers leading up to the wall - boring! This way I don't mow, though I do miss the smell of freshly mowed grass - I just go outside and smell everyone's grass. Even had the nature strip (verge) planted out - but that's for a later post.
Ps: Sorry for the last photo - I took it through the fly wire screen, so it's not as clear as I would like it - but you get the idea.