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 agarden 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.