my own garden ~ on the off chance you would enjoy a glimpse into corners here and there. The front bed is looking decidedly spring-like with Centranthus, Poppies, Iris, Alliums & now peonies taking center stage:
I heard several people mention (on last weekends garden tour) how we are running at least two weeks behind (from typical bloom schedules). I would have to agree. As long as it's green and growing I'm happy tho ~ it was such a long winter of brown and drab.
Below: Back door grouping ~ you've seen all this (albeit separately) before:
Since you've seen the back door, it's only fair to share the front, right?? Here's where your opinion counts ~ see the column with the birdhouse on top??
That's my latest display, idea, experiment (gone wild) and I'm wondering if it's going to manifest as I envision. There's a mandevilla vine in the birdhouse so my thought process was ~ instead of training it up, why not let it drape down (and around the column). What do you think? Will it work or should I just start over now (and save myself from a flop)??
Below: Side gate area where, believe it or not, I "need" another container!
Don't you think the top step of the vintage ladder could use a splash of color?? This area is the only one with nothing in bloom at the moment (aside from the yellow sedum in the foreground) ~ the spring bulbs have finished and the next stage is lagging. I think I may have just found my own next project!
Around the corner from the gate is this little shade bed:
The predominant color here is green as well but I promise there is lots of color to come. It seems to come into itself as the summer progresses. Behind the giant fern are Chelone, Monkshood and Ligularia. To the right, out of the photo, is a huge stand of Thalictrum, almost ready to bloom!
Continuing into the back yard, my antique birdfeeder is being usurped by roses ~ how fantastic is that? Noelle, please overlook the pruning job ~ I like these bushes to bloom high so that all I see out my dining room & kitchen windows is a cloud of pink. I'm pretty sure it's an incorrect method of pruning tho!
Ignoring the rose canes, and looking at the birdfeeder, you'll notice Clematis 'Hagley hybrid' climbing the post. It was planted last summer so this season will be the first for blooms in my garden. There are several buds on it that you know I'm watching very closely!
And that, my friends, completes our "peek" for the day. If you didn't get/see enough, be sure to visit again tomorrow ~ I could bore you with photos, I'm snapping so many these days! :-)