This is turning out to be a record breaking growing season! A early spring without any late frosts, followed by a very warm summer and now followed by a very warm fall! Those never go together as far as a can remember!
It's the 21st of september and the girls are still wearing sneakers! I did get the thick winter coat out for my younger daughter since we've had a few crisp mornings in the low 40's ... but daytime temps are still in the 50's!
The trees are turning, if the weather keeps for a few more weeks we should get really good autumn colors .. here's hoping the big storms stay south of us.
Name: Kelli California, USDA 10, Sunset 19 Where summer is winter
Warm fall.... hmmm... days in the 50s and low 40s at night. That's winter here, girl! The variety of the earth is wonderful. (Yes, winter here is nicer than summer here, IMO.) Beautiful pictures and colors! The bridge makes me think of a Japanese garden.
I know Kelli - but by now we should be down into the 30's - 40's Thanks - I was going for a Japanese garden look for that corner although I didn't have the reserve to keep the perennials out ... but I did make that part of the garden a pink/white garden .... and that's pretty reserved for me
Sue - it's a really nice shrub. I only have one plant so I don't get any berries, you need a male and a female plant for that. I'd like another one, problem is I don't know which I already have .... . They're really pretty, never heard of them being eaten, but apparantly you can judging from the comments on DG.
This is another very pretty silver leaved shrub that's also hardy here:
Eleagnus commutata 'Skíma' which is an icelandic cultivar. Not sure what the difference is between it and the species. For some reason it's decided to grow mostly downwards instead of up ... maybe because it's too crowded....
A cubit about the challenges of gardening and living in Iceland. The climate, the plants that can be grown here, beautiful gardens, beautiful scenery, a bit of culture and history and daily life before and after the economic collapse.