Thursday, June 28, 2012

Spring Garden Remembered

I’ve been working in the garden all morning and decided it was time to take a much needed break as well as grab some lunch. I am afraid those beautiful days from earlier in the week of low humidity and highs of 80 are gone for the summer

I thought I would share some of the photos of my gardens from last spring. First I should warn you, I have my gardens subdivided into several smaller gardens. I am definitely a perfectionist by nature and perhaps a bit of a control freak. This allows me to keep my sanity by being able to get in and work in a garden finishing whatever needs to be done. I also like to focus on different types of plantings in different areas. Let’s see, there is the…
  • Raised bed vegetable garden — unfortunately, time got away from me this year and I only have a few herbs and tomatoes planted.
  • Perennial sun garden — mostly drought resistant plants.
  • Hydrangea garden — that boosts a gorgeous dogwood along with ferns, spring bulbs, and a liriope border.
  • Deciduous garden — with an oriental feel, it is full of beautiful specimens of dwarf cypress, evergreens, and a Japanese maple.
  • Shade or hosta garden — mostly hostas, astilbes, and bleeding hearts.
  • Bird bath garden — partial shade/sun, really a mixture of plants, mostly spring perennials and summer annuals.
  • Echinacea garden — small area near the shed where I decided to focus solely on all the beautiful types of echinacea.
  • Butterfly garden — with three butterfly bushes as well as other wonderful flowers all chosen to attract butterflies.
  • Rose garden — lines the front of our fence with roses, boxwood, and hostas.
And one garden that is still under construction — the fragance/herb garden. Someday on the list would be a night garden (only white flowers) surrounding the back patio and a small fruit tree orchard. I am thinking 2 apples, 2 pears, and 2 peach trees along with a handful of blueberry bushes. I have to admit though, being so spoiled by all the wonderful fruit and orchard vendors at the farmers market this one might not happen any time soon.

The Bird Bath Garden

Perennial Sun Garden

Shade or Hosta Garden

Shade or Hosta Garden

Climbing Rose on Shed

Over the years, I have collected quite a few chicken garden features.

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