Extra from Kathy’s Sacramento Backyard


Kathy Sandel despatched in only a few extra pictures of her present backyard in Sacramento, California, and I couldn’t resist sharing them:

A stunningly good rose, and behind it a violet blue is verbena, the perennial selection (Verbena hybrid, Zone 9 – 11).

This can be a dogwood flower (Cornus sp.) from a small tree planted in a big pot.

I’ve a number of full grown citrus timber. Orange, Meyer Lemon, a Candy lime, 2 tangerines a blood orange and a Keffir lime in a pot.

Loropetalum (Loropetalum chinense, Zone 7 – 10) with pink flowers and darkish foliage. The colour is echoed by a the foliage of a New Zealand flax (Phormium, Zone 8 – 11) behind it.

What’s left of a peony flower, some dymondia (Dymondia margaretae, Zone 9 – 11) and a sedum. I feel this one is ‘Sensible’, which flowers pinker than ‘Autumn Pleasure’. The chartreuse leafed plant could be a Spirea.

The home because it appeared after I purchased it. Clear, however it wouldn’t soften your coronary heart. I didn’t just like the navy shade of the storage door and trim.

After shutters, a brand new paint job, and a few rose vines: soil prep and drip irrigation for floor cowl.

With dymondia floor cowl planted. I like the look of the dimondia towards the silver/lavender colours of succulents. Nevertheless the dymondia was not comfortable right here within the entrance. It loves the rear and facet gardens, however it picked up a fungus within the entrance which weakened it after which the broiling august solar let me know that I wanted to vary it. I’ve since ripped all of it out and have replanted with Ruschia lineolata ‘Nana’ (Zone 9 – 11) It’s a new number of ice plant, very tiny and grows tight to the bottom. It appears to be doing nice they usually inform me it may be walked on. The tree is a pink flowering Crepe Myrtle.

 

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