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Jessica’s Joy


This is a challenging spot as the damaged cement of the staircase is the backdrop for the plants. It is on the west side of the house so it gets the late afternoon sun in summer. There was an old double plum blossom that had stopped blooming for many years. I used slices of an old spruce tree from the City landfill site to create an organic raised bed in 2009 to get plants started which was removed in 2013 to expand the bed. The old spruce stumps created alternative stairs for children. This bed has undergone big changes every year. The Double Plum Blossom needs lots of room and only blooms for a brief period.

Jessicas_Joy6 223 Jessicas_Joy4 129 Jessicas_Joy5
Double_plum_blossom_A Double blossom plum
image Juniper
Columbine_Spring_Magic_Mix Columbine Spring Magic Mix Planted 2009 Home Depot
Hollyhock-2 Hollyhock
Lychnis_viscaria-004 Lychnis viscaria German catchfly Epic Plants 2011, 2012, 2013
Daisy_like daisy-like flowers
Ninebark_Diablo-004 Diablo Ninebark
Bottle_brush bottle washers
Yarrow_magenta-004 Yarrow Cerise Queen. Planted 2010. Photo taken in November 10, 2010.
Lychnis_viscaria_Spendens-001 Lychnis viscaria
Lysimachia nummularia ‘Aurea’Golden Creeping Jenny. Heritage Perennials plant profile
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