North Border - May 2016Lady's mantle'Iceberg' climbing rose - June 2016<em>Clematis</em> ‘Jackmanii’ July 2016Geranium x riversleaianum 'Mavis Simpson'Mexican Evening Primrose

North Border - May 2016

Lady's mantle

'Iceberg' climbing rose - June 2016

Clematis ‘Jackmanii’ July 2016

Geranium x riversleaianum 'Mavis Simpson'

Mexican Evening Primrose

There is no such thing as a maintenance-free plant or landscape.

The Renegade Gardener (Don Engebretson)

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