My plants labeled, part 3

Continuing with labeling the plants from recent photos of my garden. Part 1 here, part 2 here.

I realize that there are parts of my garden that almost never get photographed, or at least I missed them this past year. I need to improve on that -- I think it's important to have a visual record of the garden each year so you can review what worked and what didn't, and can see how the plants progress over the years. It's fun too!


I start today with a closer look at the "prairie" area of my garden, the northern edge of my suburban St. Louis yard. This area is actually two beds, but the smaller one doesn't really show in these photos well, except for a little in the second one (lower right corner). Two different views of the same plants, the first looking northwest, uphill:

The second looking northeast, downhill:

Next a bonus shot of the northern edge of my yard, along the driveway:

The Phyllostachys bissetii bamboo in this photo is the same one that shows in the earlier photos, but from the other side. The Sasa oshidensis was just planted this year, and the 'Rufa' is potted and only temporarily in this spot -- although it does look really nice here!

I've been looking for a panoramic shot I took of the entire yard when standing at the back of it, but I can't seem to find it. If I do I may create one more label post, but I think I'm done with these for now. Hope you found them useful and/or enjoyable!

Repeating the note about viewing from part 1:

If you're viewing this blog normally and you click an image, you should get what Blogger calls the "lightbox" display, where the rest of the screen is blacked out, all of the images are shown in thumbnails at the bottom, and you can use the mousewheel to move between images. It's easy to flip back and forth between labeled and unlabeled versions that way.

If you'd rather open the image "normally" (not in lightbox since lightbox shrinks images to fit your screen), r-click the image in my post and "open in new tab" or "open in new window". That should show you the "old" way of viewing images without lightbox.

(If you find a photo on this blog that you'd like to see labeled, please let me know in the comments or email me.)


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Gerhard Bock (Succulents and More)  – (January 18, 2012 at 9:36 AM)  

Great series of posts. I will follow your lead later this year and do the same for our front and backyard.

Alan  – (January 18, 2012 at 11:31 AM)  

I forgot that I already pulled a couple more photos to label for part 4. But I think *that* will be the last one.

Andrea  – (January 18, 2012 at 7:22 PM)  

At the back of my mind already there for long is the wish to have all our plants in the property labeled, and when everything looks good already, the pupils and students may come to learn and be acquainted with flora and fauna, the environment, food chain, conservation, love for the earth, etc, etc. If your area has the physical labels, it would somehow looks like my garden in mind. But I also have in mind a butterfly farm, a composting area, and a lot more! The only thing i lack is funds. LOL.

scottweberpdx  – (January 18, 2012 at 10:22 PM)  

Love those wide shots...especially the prairie's always so helpful to see shots like that...they give a better idea of the actual habit of the plants.

TC  – (January 19, 2012 at 8:56 AM)  

Could you comment on the hardiness of the Semiarundinaria fastuosa compared to a couple other bamboo?
Love your blog.

Christine @ The Gardening Blog  – (January 19, 2012 at 1:34 PM)  

This is the photo I saw many months ago (or similar, but it was definitely this view of your garden) that first got me obsessed with grasses, especially the Miscanthus.

Alan  – (January 19, 2012 at 3:57 PM)  

TC: the Semi. fastuosa 'Viridis' is not bad, but not super-hardy. It gets leaf burn but hasn't lost all of its leaves for me yet. The problem is it's not sizing up very fast for me. If this winter stays mild and it still doesn't put on more than 2' of additional height in the spring I may end up removing it.

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