Well, fall 2010 was the time to label plants as I fought advancing autumn, drought which makes it hard on the plants and on me since digging the ground which is clayish and almost cement when dry. Oh, my back…shoulder…knees…fingers….poor thing. 150 plants later they are in for the winter, as are the wonderful semi-shade plants from Jenny, Nancy, Grandons, and Joann. Probably others who I am not remembering now.
Suddenly, the weather changed and we all went inside. The heart of the labyrinth – the
magnolia tree – spread its arms wide awaiting the rain and snow and diminished sun. The stakes I had hammered in the ground attracted the attention of our neighbors all who asked about them. I quipped they are the deer we disposed of….not. But, the deer will surely love the hostas and lilies come spring. Unless…unless….
Two perennials mark the entrance. I wondered if they would make it through the bitter winter. Below are pictures through the sleeping season.