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We continued to care for the lovely green landscape at Cranks’ Roost.  Probably because of being preoccupied with our garden tour, we did not clear any further into the wooded area, which I want to do.  Here are some photos of the garden through the year.

spring

March

early March

22 march

22 march

22 March

22 March

22 March

22 March

summer

front gate

front gate

patio

patio

boxwood and daisies

boxwood and daisies

boxwood

boxwood

gold and green

gold and green

green on green

green on green

a rivulet of Geranium 'Rozanne'

a rivulet of Geranium ‘Rozanne’

view south from patio

view south from patio

Cryptomeria 'Sekkan Sugi'

Cryptomeria ‘Sekkan Sugi’

The plant for 2013 is to get two more of these, which is going to require some plant juggling.

Japanese maple (looking north to patio)

Japanese maple (looking north to patio)
stump birdhouse

stump birdhouse

back porch

back porch

tools

tools

rose

rose

rose

rose

bench

bench

daisies by the patio

daisies by the patio

Autumn

One way that we will find room for another Cyrptomeria is with the removal of this Juniper.  It is not happy with wet feet.

sad Juniper

sad Juniper

Fortunately it was very inexpensive tree.  The same one is going great at Marilyn’s garden in dryer soil.

the first fallen leaves with dark pink Schizostylis in bloom

the first fallen leaves with dark pink Schizostylis in bloom

honeysuckle berries on front fence

honeysuckle berries on front fence

autumn

autumn

lacecap hydrangea

lacecap hydrangea

willows after pruning (to keep the path open)

willows after pruning (to keep the path open)

in the flower bed

in the flower bed

leaves

leaves

autumn carpet

autumn carpet

Japanese maple

Japanese maple

So…for 2013, our main task is to get two more gold Cryptomerias and do some more pruning of willows to let more light into the back yard and make the other trees happier.

I wish it were easier to get the Cryptos here….I think we will have to go at least as far as Seaside, Oregon, to acquire them.

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