A week ago, I left the garden in reasonably good order to travel to the west coast. Weeds were mostly under control, and I even fit in a bit of planting before leaving since a few afternoon storms were forecast. The storms faded, so the small perennials barely survived the week, but otherwise the garden was in fine shape when I returned. Still, there was some catching up to do before I can get back to my routine.
Many of the garden’s Japanese maples have been found on this annual journey to nurseries in Oregon, and again I’ve returned with plans to order a few. Now, I must figure out where they can be planted (Acer japonicum ‘Meigetsu’, above).
Until I’m back on track, here are a few photos taken upon my return.