Made In The Shade

The cool, shady area near the black arches is especially lush during August. The vines there include a few hops, Virginia Creeper, akebia, hardy kiwi and clematis.IMG_5467

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The arches provide shade for variegated hostas, yellow ligularias which the slugs adore, and a pretty, hardy fuchsia.

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At the end of July, we added a young PeeGee hydrangea, Hydrangea paniculata,  next to the fuchsia. Its pale blossoms will gleam in the shade.

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Nearby, the trio of birches is an area featuring pots of echinacea and frequented by many beautiful birds.

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There’s been an abundance of grosbeaks and woodpeckers in the past month or so at all of Coppertop’s feeders. They’re great fun to watch!

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