mandevilla are gorgeous and i hate to see them go with the first frost. they add a tropical feel to this large courtyard . pink "knockout roses"
line the breakfast room windows and above the pond, a fantastic addition to any garden.
i believe i have planted twelve pink knockouts in this garden. large drifts of color and the repetition of elements thruout really pull a garden together.
continuing with the pink theme, i used a lot of pink geraniums this year...i may winter them over in the garage...
you can just pull them out of the soil and hang them upside down.
in the spring, plop them back in the soil.
i tried this...it works!!
it's hard to believe that this lush almost tropical looking paradise will soon, very soon be so different.
the bradford pear espalier by the pool is still holding on to its green color, but very soon will be changing colors and dropping its leaves leaving a crisscross skeleton (which will be lit with twinkle lights for the holidays). the underplanting of hostas will soon be nipped by the first frost. (thank you little bunnies for snacking elsewhere this year.)
wow, the japanese maples are starting to change colors. my, my, you can't beat orange and blue for complimentary colors!!
lantana is short for this world... hate to see it go too.
p.s. my header is a photo from last year taken at radnor lake ...