Sunday, July 26, 2015

END OF THE MONTH VIEW - july

A tour of the yard and its many gardens, from back to front.

Clematis, Daylily, Asiatic lily, husband.

Daylily, Clematis, Lamium.

Clematis, Salvia, Morning Glory, Daylily, Peas, Squash, Rosemary & Calla Lily that amazingly survived our zone 3 winter.

Suzie checking out the "Cantina".

Path into the Sun Garden; more of a late summer garden...

Milkweed, Rudbeckia, Heliopsis, Sunflowers.

On the path through the Sun Garden; tall Sunflowers are 'volunteers' from my bird feeders.

'Cheyenne Spirit' Coneflower is amazing, alongside the taller bi-coloured Rudbeckia.

Path off to the driveway.

 
Path to the front yard.

Not pretty yet, but Heliopsis are beginning to fill in under the spruce.

The Globe Thistle (right) are reaching great heights and the Sedum (left) in the rock garden has been blooming for weeks.

 This Lamium blooms all summer long. Quite aggressive in this rich soil and semi-shade it is hemmed in by sidewalk and equally aggressive daylilies.

Forget-me-nots have beautified the front garden for weeks while the Calla Lilies and Monarda have just begun to bloom.

The scent of these giant Lilies is incredible, both they and the ferns will get substantially larger over the next few years and I have high hopes for how great they will look together.

Monkshood over 6 feet tall! Half I cut back in spring to lengthen the clump's bloom time.

I believe there are three colours of Monarda but so far only one is in bloom.

Drumstick Allium, Campanula, Verbascum, Monkshood, Forget-me-not, volunteer sunflowers.

I like to combine plant material from the yard with annuals in my yard urns,.

Lamium in front of the hedge transitions nicely from the Monet to the Moon Garden.

Each year I will need fewer Impatiens to fill in between the Astilbe and Hosta in front the Bleeding Heart.

Obedient Plant and Liatris: though still a ways away from blooming I love the foliage of the latter.

Daisy, Peony, Nasturtium, Coneflower, Bleeding Heart, Impatiens. Who knew compact, white Nasturtium existed? Let us hope they begin to bloom soon.


Bishop's Goutweed with Peony and Lamb's ear.

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18 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I'm really impressed with that Monkshood.

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    1. Thanks Sue, they are incredibly vibrant and even they bend substantially I don't mind. I cut half back so they would bloom later and not be as gangly, next year I may cut them all back to delay blooming even further.

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  2. So pretty.
    Hope you'll link up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/07/variations.html

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    1. Glad you enjoyed Sue. I did not post to your linky since it was Wordless, but another time I will.

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  3. Beautiful gaden. I like the combination of purple and orange flowers in the urn.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Orange and purple - how can one go wrong, eh?

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  4. What a beautiful home and gardens. You have done fabulous work!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting I am so glad you enjoyed the virtual tour!

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  5. your gardens are lovely and so is the cantina.

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    1. Thank you. Last night I added 'twinkly lights' in with the grape vines above the cantina, and I spray painted the cord hanging from the water fountain to white so it blends in. Maybe I'll post an update soon.

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  6. So many wonderful blooms. Love how the birds grace your garden and leave behind sunflowers. Win-win...

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    1. Definitely a win-win. I let all of the volunteer sunflowers stay where they 'planted' by the birds, whereas other volunteers generally get moved to their 'proper' place.

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  7. You have an amazing garden, so many flowers!!! I love it. Great job, it's a lot of work but it looks gorgeous!

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    1. Nikki, it has certainly been a lot of work, but less so now that we are into year three. At least I am not establishing any new beds at this point and more able ot watch the fruits of my labour and see how things evolve.

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  8. Wow Derek...You really have so many different spots of interest and it is really filling in. I don't know all the plants yet so I was happy to have the names too. You know I never considered that some of my sunflowers may be from the bird feeders as they pop up in different locations. Well..and never thought of it.... But then I am not on my game this week... Nice to see you in Nature Notes... Michelle

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    1. Michelle, thanks for stopping by. I've got bees, butterflies, rabbits and frogs about in the gardens as well.

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