Most of my regular readers know how obsessed I am with the macro lens on my camera. It's really difficult for me to disengage it (personal preference not the actual process) but if you've been hungry for some longer views, the latest posts should help quench that appetite.
The view from my patio ~ the back garden is looking decidedly more interesting:
Aahhh. Why did I ever leave it as "grass only" for so long? I wish I had the financial and physical fortitude to implement all my ideas right now ~ I'm SO eager to keep the progress moving. Instead, I have been contenting myself by tweaking the new bed:
I plan to eventually plant the hydrangeas in the bed (hopefully Aug/Sept) but since I only turned the grass over last month, I need to wait longer for it to decompose. Another chance to work on that "patience" attribute I am sorely lacking...
I am happy with the bee skep in this position ~ I think it looks good snuggled up next to the boxwoods?
An experiment has also begun with the addition of two Rhododendron's to the "fairy garden" bed ('Henry's Red & Hellikki). See them in the lower right corner?
I'm uncertain how they will perform in our climate but because of their evergreen neighbor, I'm hoping the soil conditions will be more agreeable than in other areas of the garden??
Since I've been working so hard on the back garden, I'm afraid the front garden is feeling a bit neglected. Maybe we can correct that just a bit by sharing a few photos:
A section of the large bed that runs along the terraced patio shows how everything is thickening and greening, especially the area around the little pre-formed pond:
It's finally (supposed to be) safe enough to add some floating plants ~ my favorite new addition is the Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia x 'Judith Hindle'):
Isn't it cool? I've never had one before so hopefully I can get it to flourish.
I'm still a bit slow getting around the web but bear with me ~ if you've left me a comment, I'll definitely get there! Hope you enjoyed the long shots ~ I fear the macro will be back on in a blink!