A glimpse into the front yard and eastern side of my Mt.Lofy
garden. At an elevation of 700m, it has a totally different
micro-climate to my farm garden at 122m and although both
have acid soil, plants that struggle in one will thrive in the other.
Bluebells colonise and carpet grassy areas
camellias grow into trees and crabapples flourish
apples grow well in both places
looking back at the house from one of the water tanks
the white tree is Amelanchier canadensis, of which there are
a number around the house
from the same spot, the view to the eastern garden sloping
down the mountainside, is obscured by one of the oaks
bursting into leaf
all is pink near the front door tucked between two weeping pink
cherry trees at right and crabapple at left
half way dow the eastern garden, the red crabapple shows
to advantage against the fresh green of maples
my white flowering cherry that always blooms for my birthday
and, to finish but by no means to show you all 3 acres,
one of the many rhododendrons. This one is President Roosevelt.
I no longer have the strength or stamina to keep up one garden
let alone two but how can I close between the wealth of roses
on the farm and rhododendrons, azaleas, lilacs in profusion and
all those lovely trees?
What do I do? I feel so Aboriginal about land, one does not own it
but is just a keeper for such a little while . . .
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