Going Downhill From Here Part 1
This photo was taken some time after the patio was put in. The steps here lead up to the driveway. The old ballad (“Davy Crockett”) that says Tennessee is “the greenest state in the land of the free” is quite evident in this photo!! The center photo is of hydrangeas called Blushing Bride; they start out white and then gradually change to a deep burgundy in the fall, very beautiful. The roses in the last photo are called Drift roses. We still have these but they have been moved to the other side of our house. They bloom reliably without much work except for pruning when the first flush of blooms are done and, as an added bonus, are very fragrant. Although the hydrangeas and roses worked well here, it gradually got too shady and we had to move them.
Final thought: When faced with a big problem in gardening, or in any of life’s issues, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. But it is helpful to break whatever situation we are facing into manageable steps. And often that first step, successfully completed, gives us the confidence we need to move ahead until the problem we dreaded is finally conquered.