One of my neighbors in the back has a section of their yard the is behind the solid tall fence around their pool. It’s kind of a no-man’s land although they do keep it mowed. I took time away from book publishing details today and walked around looking for things to photograph when I saw a bunch of odd dark shapes back there. Occasionally some of my black plastic pots get blown into that area so I took a closer look.
- It was plastic duck decoys. About thirty of them. This is the time of year when the Canada geese are leaving flying south, so V’s of honking geese are not uncommon. I don’t know why all the decoys are there unless the neighbors are trying to attract geese. A mystery!
2. I moved two clumps of amsonia hubrichtii mid-summer. They both looked dead, but a closer look at one of the clumps shows some shoots coming up. I hope there will be more.
3. I don’t understand why the stems of the red twig dogwood only turn red in the fall. They will be impressive against a snowfall. I noticed some deer browsing last week. Rats with hooves.
4. My weeping Japanese maple is showing color. I am amazed that this tree is now five feet across and about three feet tall. I bought a rooted twig at the Philadelphia Flower Show twenty odd years ago and brought the small tree with me when we moved to the Eastern Shore. It is supremely happy where I planted it and has rewarded me by becoming a feature in my garden.
5. Another confused azalea. This plant has lots of buds ready to open. There won’t be many flowers come spring.
6. A sugar maple just across the property line in another neighbor’s yard always puts on a beautiful show. Borrowed landscape! Leaves on my silver maples just turn brown before they fall off, although I am grateful for the mulch they provide.
That’s my Six-on-Saturday for mid-November in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States. The meme was started by The Propogator, a UK gardener. This is the link to the rules if you’d like to join in.
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