Where I live: Rochester, Outside Ireland
Member since: December 2009
Last here: 861 days 15 hours ago
About my garden: I have had good luck growing day lilies, helleborus, tradescantia, several varieties of lysimachia, oriental and asiatic lilies, bergamot and of course hostas and spring bulbs. Rhododndrons do well and surprisingly, hydrangea. I have two specimens of hydrangea petiolaris that have managed to climb about 50 feet up an oak tree. Fruit and vegetables are just about impossible in the shade but I have an old variety of red currant that does pretty well and I have tried growing tomatoes in pots on a sunny driveway. My favorite flowers are all varieties of narcissus. My mother and grand mother grew lots of them when I was a child growing up in Dublin. Another favorite of mine (yes, it is trying to take over the garden) is lily of the valley.The perfume in the garden in May is just wonderful.
More about me: I have a small garden, less than one fourth of an acre and since we have a long frigid winter in upstate New York, I only have a few months of gardening. To make things even more complicated, I have very sandy soil and am surrounded by mature oak trees. Basically, I have a shade garden filled with ferns and whatever else I can coax into flower. I have done volunteer work in our local Highland Park conservatory, (a lovely place to be in winter when it is freezing outside) and a member of a Rochester Day Lily Society. Rochester has one of the best and largest collections of lilac bushes in the world in Highland Park, one of several lovely parks . My favorite lilac is "primrose" a lovely light yellow one.
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