The Gardens of House of Beor are my method for getting a break, some exercise, and creating a nice place to live. All coding and no play makes Beren a grumpy and unimaginative fellow. At our current house I’ve had a lot of fun with the gardens because my son has been helping me and we pretty much had a clean slate. The previous owner only did some things in the front yard – and I’ve replaced most of that.
This year has been quite dry, but with that all the plantings are coming in pretty nice. My roses – in their 3rd year of life are coming in strong and our blueberries are incredible this year.
Killer cherry tree!
Zinnia, Marigold, and more annuals make for great deck boxes.
I think this is a begonia – looks tropical!
Same as the variegated hosta – reminds me of home.
These are probably my favorite plant in the yard. Reminds me of our Schoolhouse Rd. home in Old Saybrook, CT where I grew up. Ethan and I planted these.
Yellow knockdown roses – I love the pastel yellow color of the bloom.
Elephant Ear hosta – this is a huge hosta. Love it!
Connecticut Mtn. Laurel – reminds me of where I grew up. Flowers are really interesting on this one.
These small roses are great for a nice low bush with color.
I forget what this bulb is called, but the blooms look interesting.
Yum! Blueberries are coming in nicely.
I forget the breed – but I like the red color. No smell to this one.
White Owl rose is a great bloomer and does not need dead-heading. Japaneese beetles love this guy.
I forget what this is called, but the yellow flowers really bring in the bees.
Fireworks roses – they have prolific blooms. There’s about 70 buds on this one bush.
These orange roses smell great – from heirloomroses.com
Well that’s crookedy…oops
Peonies – these guys love the heat and sun near teh mailbox.
Red and yellow broomstick in the front yard.
These lillies were part of an Easter bouquet – I salvaged them. They look great!
Tiger stripe grass.
This is a mixed bed of zinnias I use to make weekly bouquets for Luthien.
I don’t remember what these are, but they love the heat out in front of the house.
Day lillies are a great green field with good colors during most of the summer.
I don’t remember what this is called, but the bees go crazy for it.
I got this lilly from Walmart for $7. Not too shabby!
One of my all time favorites – Phlox come back every year and are super easy to care for