In the back, there is a small bed with some purple coneflower, black-eyed susans, irises, a sprawling mass of oregano, and a few other herbs. Clearly, this was intended as a kitchen garden.
|Herbs and flowers competing against maple seedlings and other weeds|
There is also a line of peony bushes...
|Peonies on the lot line|
Some Shasta daisies...
|How can I tell these are daisies? The serrated leaves are a dead giveaway.|
A couple of lilac bushes that have seen better days...
|Not to mention a wood stove that has seen better days!|
Daylilies and yuccas...
An area fenced in with chicken wire, but full of nothing but weeds.
|Perhaps it was a vegetable garden at one point?|
And the aforementioned Pampas grass, growing right along the front walk. There are also some extremely woody lavender plants along the walkway, too.
|Doesn't look so bad yet...but it's only about 1/3 of its full-grown height!|
And a surprise Columbine plant! I also found a surprise Oriental Poppy growing among the Pampas grass.
|A lone Columbine grows next to some hostas|
Knowing what I have to work with, I can now start to plan what I'm going to plant!