I wanted to share with you some pictures and a video from the “veriest back” of my garden.
My children coined that phrase “veriest back” for the back area of the garden as well as the 3rd seat in the back of our family station wagon. A spot that was often sought after and sometimes fought for! 😉
Remember the station wagons of the 80s? That was pre mini van. The station wagon worked so well for us, we never went the mini van route. Secretly, I believe that Mr. G who loves sporty cars, trucks and SUVs, never could bring himself to buy a mini van. But, he did provide a state of the art station wagon for me and my little crew, and later an SUV for me, a sporty car for the girl and a black truck for the boy.
But, oh how I loved my station wagon. L O V E!!! #memories #family #children
The “veriest back” of the garden is where the wild things grow — and things that do not need much care from the gardener (me). With limited time to “garden,” this area sometimes gets left out in the “care department.” But it is still very beautiful to me. Today it seemed the Black Forrest (Kordes) and Candy Oh (Proven Winners) roses just begged to be photographed! This is not their biggest flush of the season, but still they beckoned me today and I found myself remembering my children and my station wagon as I took time to enjoy “the veriest.”
I even found a stunning lily hiding back there! It was in so much shade I could hardly capture it. #shestough
I also found the largest rose hip I have ever seen on a rugosa… bigger than a quarter!
I also found some weeds … they were not in a photographic mood, so I just moved on. 😬
2 thoughts on “The Veriest Back”
Fabulous photos T! Not a spot of rust, fungus, beetles to be found. Now I want you to plant those Oakleaf Hydrangea seeds I mailed to you. Surly there is room in the veriest back of your garden…;-)
I saw your post on GPOD this morning & I think your gardening skills are amazing. Is there a specific spray program you follow to control black spot etc. This year has been really bad & I gave up on 3 ,Commonwealth Glory,Folklore, & Firefighter. I have about 30 more plants but none look healthy.
I’d appreciate any suggestions.
Thank you & good luck, Joe