The best time of year for this haphazard border along our alley is right now….allium, chives, iris, peonies….and you can see some of my herbs….oregano, lemon balm, pineapple mint, flowering sage, and bronze fennel

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my love-in-a-mist about to burst open. I planted these years ago and they just keep reseeding….I love them


this is what I think of as the classic peony. We had them all along the side of our house when I was growing up

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my friend Gail's clematis


Japanese maple helicopters in my friend Becca's yard


we stole some clematis from our friend Mary's old yard since the house is empty right now

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my sweet pea


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