Tuesday, July 19, 2016

GARDEN BLOGGERS' BLOOM DAY - july

A walk through the Sun Garden, past the Rock Garden and out to the Monet Garden
View from the driveway of the Sun Garden
 
4 years ago there was no garden on the left-hand side, nor any cherry tree.

Yellow Heliopsis form a border around the whole are, not just this garden.

Blanket Flower, Poppy, Heliopsis, Sea Holly, Iris, Crocosmia, Liatris

Soon purple Liatris will join the blooms to make the colour combo complete.

Left, back to the driveway

Right, into the rock garden
Ostrich Plume Astilbe, year 2
 
Irish moss, year 1 and doing well between paving stones
 
Stonecrop ground cover (bottom right) all native, simply grouped together for effect
Entrance to the Rock Garden from the Monet Garden
 


The curved back border reflects where this garden was lawn 4 years ago.
A hot mess with Forget-me-nots taking over.
An endless supply of daylilies means they are always used in my planters.




8 comments:

  1. Lots of lovely blooms! I especially love the large plumes of the Astilbe, a plant I can't seem to keep going in my dry shade garden. Happy Bloom Day!

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    1. It is called "Ostrich Plume Astilbe". Year 2, should still get bigger next year and really droop.

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  2. Gorgeous! Do you have many butterflies visit?
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  3. My, how colorful your garden is! Some of your plants seem quite exotic. I've seen astilbe but nothing like this one. Nice!

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    1. Betty, it is called "Ostrich Plume Astilbe" and should get quite big after a couple of years.

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  4. Hello Derek...it has been really great watching the progress over the last few years and it looks great!.... Michelle

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    1. Thanks Michelle, glad you are enjoying it.

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