|January 2011. Three tall panicums 'Northwind' glow in the snow.|
|February 2011. It kept on snowing. Acer palmatum 'Crimson Queen' tucks in.|
|March 2011. The reward for getting through January & February.|
|April 2011. The reward for getting through March.|
|May 2011. View out the window. Then. Cercis 'Oklahoma' is gone now, felled by a storm.|
|June 2011. Happy nasturtiums in a sea of green.|
|July 2011. First year that Aesculus parviflora (Bottlebrush buckeye) bloomed for me.|
|August 2011. Lobelia cardinalis, cool looking and hot colored in the summer shade.|
|September 2011. Caryopteris appears and bees go wild.|
|October 2011. The month started like this . . . .|
|. . . . and ended like this. This is just not supposed to happen in October.|
|November 2011. Fothergilla and grass seedheads warm things up after the snow melted.|
|December 2011. Ilex verticillata 'Red Sprite' winterberries never outlast the deer, but they're pretty in early December.|
Goodbye 2011. A little less snow for next year, okay? A lot less rain, and more moderate temperatures in July, please. That's all I ask.
And better light. We had too many slightly overcast skies this year and a lot of my pictures came out flat. A little earlier spring would be nice, but I won't push it.
No freak October snowstorms of any kind in the coming year.