Garden of

Ron Countryman & Joe Forbes

2009

 







 

 

 

 What we will see from the top of our garden for years to come

 

  June 25 what I am left to clean up after UAB's people left

 

 

 Bottlebrush buckeye  2004

 

                                 Bottlebrush buckeye taken June 19 after tree fell

 

 May 29 happy hypericum and oak leaf hydrangea

 

 

 

 

 

 May 23 Tropical Water lily towering over a forest of Parrot feather


 

 

 

 

 

 

 May 19 Admiral on climbing hydrangea

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 15 Cross vine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spanish Bluebells by the spring

 

 

                                                  

 

 

 

  Yellow Native Azalea in front of a winter honeysuckle with Lenten Roses

 

 

 

 

 

 

Front: Cream colored Native Azalea Cloud 9 Dogwood and facilia 

 

          

 

 

 

 

Overlook garden on the edge of the Buckeye path

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buckeye path looking west on an overcast day

 

                                          

 

 

 

 

Buckeye path looking east in afternoon light

 

 

 

 

 

 

We saw Mr. Frog for the first time on April 5





 

March 26 Dutchmen's Britches planted itself below the bed where the mother pant was last year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 26 Pink Native Azalea






Mar 24 Epimedium









Mar 13 Winter Hazel (Corylopsis Playpetala) with clusters of yellow flowers.







A stand of toothwort







March 8 cheerful Crocus

   

 

 

 

 

March 1 we woke to snow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 29 Gov Mouton camellia and Lenten roses

 




The waterfall behind the shop

Feb 28, after a night of heavy rain. We did not have any flow for a couple of years.





 

And here is the waterfall leading to the street

 

 

We have hundreds of Lenten roses in the garden ranging in color from white to burgundy.
I have tried several specialty varieties. The bears foot hellebore died out years ago. I had a green hellebore that lasted for years, but never grew. This year it has no bloom stem.





Here is a blue lady hellebore that is growing larger after one year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 An Ivory Prince that seems quite happy after one year