Just a short chapter to add some pictures.
This is a close up snap of the bushes we have just under the front porch. This picture was taken this summer just after a rain shower. My husband wanted me to take this snap because the bush looked as if it were laden with diamonds. The lay term name, I believe, is Frizzle. It has beautiful leaves that are colored from a dark purple to a dark green and anywhere in between. It has pretty filly hot pink flowers from spring through the summer. It will grow up to 6 feet so I do have to cut it back two or three times a year. This spring it will, again, need a hard cutting.
These are some of what I call my “man proof” flowers. Day Lilies and some varigated plants on the ends (they have a nice purple flower in the late late summer) and I cannot remember their name. These are hardy enough to withstand mowing, weed eating, neighborhood pets and drought. They are planted around a city Crape Myrtle tree between the street and sidewalk.