Island bed containing Cutleaf Japanese Maple surrounded by Yellow Stella D'Oro daylilies. Other plantings include Red Waxleaf Begonia, Yellow Lantana, Zebragrass, Orange flowering Cannas, Yellow Coreopsis, Dusty Miller, and Lirope. A paver and white gravel path leads from back corner of house to backyard in front of covered patio. At some point, I would love to have an open patio constructed, which will adjoin the covered patio and form a semicircle in the backyard, surrounded by flowers and foliage, of course!
2 of 14: Closeup of large Dusty Miller. This one has survived 3 winters without dying back. I trim the blooms off to promote new foliage growth.
5 of 14: Closeup of Red Trumpet Honeysuckle just beginning to bloom. This was planted 4 years ago and covered whole trellis area until I cut it back this spring.
8 of 14: Meditation bench surrounded by Red Waxleaf Begonia, Yellow Coreopsis and Lantana, and Japanese Maple