When we moved here, nearly 10 years ago, this bed held three or four regular yew bushes and two uprights.
I dug them, with help, and moved them to a neighbor's house - along with a spirea from the front of the house!
In Early Spring 2011, the bed looked like this:
On June 3, 2011, it looked like this:
On June 8, 2011, it looked like this:
On June 28, 2011 - this:
And today, July 21, everything is weary and worn and looking stressed from the recent week or so of extremely hot temperatures and no rain. (I'm watering, but just enough to get by.)
And, by the way, the lens got foggy due to going from air conditioning outdoors to the humid hot air outdoors.
'Summer Wine' (7/15/11) - Perky
'Purple d'Oro' - Perky - 7/15
'Purple d'Oro' - Pallid - 7/21
Unnamed - Perky - 7/15
Well - I know it's going to rain. And yes, when the weather cooperates a bit, I'll be sifting my compost and adding leaf mold again to top dress ALL the beds!!! :-)