Sad to say I have not been keeping up my garden for a while.
Happy to say some things just come through year after year.
Wild phlox always comes through from the greenbelt next door and they are so pretty and fragrant I usually wait until they are done before I clean up the beds.
The rhododendrons are about 15 feet tall. They bloom no matter that I don’t deadhead them. I couldn’t reach if I tried.
Even taller than that is the climbing rose. It is at least 20 feet up into the maple tree in the green belt. Again very fragrant. It is at eye level on the second storey of our house.
I will miss my garden when we move soon. I planted 99% of it myself. There have been some spectacular displays over the years. Even sneaking through the fence those phlox are pretty.
Where we are moving there are some controls over what you plant etc. It will be hard to color between the lines.