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Friday, July 24, 2015

Back in the garden

We are back, after eight weeks in Provence, heaven. While we were gone our wonderful neighbors watched our cat and took care of the garden. All I had to do when we returned was mow, blow and do some weeding. They also got rid of a weed evergreen that shaded a lot of the backyard. The picture above is of a cast iron plant that is a tenacious shade plant. Very interesting leaves but almost impossible to pull up as it roots densely and deep. What it doesn't like is full sun, which it now has. I hope to get rid of it and replace it with sun loving plants.

The flower is a datura, or Angel's Trumpet. The added light has made them take off. Beautiful flowers and, at night, a lovely scent.