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A daffy sunset

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A Daffy Sunset

Curt snagged this shot of the rock garden with his phone on Saturday.

If I recall the plant I planted in front of the daffodils is Spiraea japonica ‘Golden Elf’ / Golden Elf Japanese Spirea
Hardy in zones 4-9. This yellow leaved cutie only grows to 6-8 inches high and has a spreading habit (12-24″). She has a pink late-spring to early summer blooms and keeps her yellow leaves through to fall. Deer resistant too!

I’ll admit the daffodils came with the rock garden planted by the previous owner… hence the Golden Elf perfect combo happened quite by accident. But I’ll embrace it!

Mary Stone, owner of Stone Associates Landscape Design & Consulting. As a Landscape Designer, I am grateful for the joy of helping others beautify their surroundings which often leads to sharing encouragement and life experiences. These relationships inspired my weekly column published in THE PRESS, 'Garden Dilemmas? Ask Mary', began in 2012. I dream of growing the evolving community of readers into an interactive forum to share encouragement and support in Garden and Personal Recoveries - seeking nature’s inspirations, stimulating growth, weeding undesirables, embracing the unexpected. Thank you for visiting! Mary

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