It's been a while! I wonder how many of you are still reading this blog but I haven't forgotten about it. It has been a long year and I had to deal with some health issues. However I'm back stronger and healthier than ever! The planting season has started again. I'm planning on going easy this year as our apartment complex is doing some construction work on all the decks. Our deck is in pretty bad condition and I hope to either have them re-stain it or take it down and build a new one depending on costs. We would need to move everything off the deck while they do the construction, so I will probably just do one or two plants in addition to a few perennials that I already have.
Here are some pictures I took at the annual Cherry Blossom Festival at Brooklyn Botanic Garden. The weather was perfect and I was able to take a lot of pictures.
This is a hardy Sempervivum perennial which can be left outside in zone 6 area. It's been through snowstorm and hot & humid weather. It is extremely hardy and look what it rewards me this year. The flowers are not super pretty but I was surprised to it bloom. The other two are succulents I added this year and they are also easy to maintain. Just make sure they're in full sun, and just water a little bit when it's dry.