Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Front Walk ~ May through December 2011

May 10, 2011
May 20, 2011
June 4. 2011 (path-side view)
June 14, 2011 (street-side view)
August 12, 2011
September 7, 2011
November 8, 2011
November 11, 2011 (just days later)
December 1, 2011

See the map for the location of the Front Walk at Gilmore Gardens.

Since our current view is a snow one (which you may see in my photostream of "Current Views of Gilmore Gardens" in the right-hand column), I am posting these succession planting pretties instead for Carol at May Dreams
Happy GBBD!

24 comments:

  1. I love your front walk, it is fabulous. I also like your posts showing the transformation through the year. Happy GBBD!

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  2. You have mastered the art of having your gardens look beautiful in every season...I love that you always have something of interest in each month.

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  3. Beautiful! You have mastered a difficult garden art. And nice to know it's all there buried just waiting for the snow to melt.

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  4. Love seeing the progression of the garden. I think the thing I most miss, living in Barbados, is the change of seasons, yes, even the snow, lol.

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  5. What a beautiful front walkway. Do you end up weeding out many of the myotosis seedlings every year?

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    1. Rosie,
      In the past 4 1/2 years since we have been gardening this house, I have kept enlarging the area that is ornamental by removing the grass. I have not yet reached the point where I am throwing out seedlings or plants, and am always thinning them out and tucking them here and there. I really am looking forward to evening out those areas in the spring... that is what I call "light, fun gardening" since it is more like puttering than sweating it out. :)
      Thanks for your encouragement!
      Julie

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  6. Seeing all your photos of your beautiful front garden makes me wonder if everyone walking by on the pavement appreciates all your hard work, what a beautiful display you have provided them with !

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    1. Some love the gardens; others think I am nuts! I am a bit fanatical, but no matter the current opinion, it makes me and my family happy.

      Thanks for reading along!
      Julie

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  7. Makes me excited for spring! - Bev

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  8. Julie what a beautiful walk...the purple allium and tulips with forget-me-nots is so lovely.

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  9. It is so interesting to see the change through the seasons in photos. One space can change so much...it is amazing. Thanks for sharing...

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  10. I love your pretty front walk. Lovely colors and beautiful blooms.

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  11. Those tulips in the first image are lovely, pale pink and darker purple are a lovely contrast. This is a great series of posts, I'm really enjoying them. Christina

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  12. Just stunning!! You have really mastered something that can be very difficult, and you have a wonderful eye for colour, rhythm and repetition as well. Thank you for the beautiful photos : )

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    1. Thanks for your kind encouragement! I will be working on a full post about this garden soon. I love rhythm in a garden, and especially in one my size and being in the front yard, I think that it helps it not look like a mess when people whiz by our corner.
      Julie

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  13. What a great success! colors vary, but there always.
    Thanks to perennials, there are always forms, structures ..

    Nice balance for aesthetics! bravo

    I watch a lot and I get good ideas, simple plants, not too expensive .. everything I need

    thank you

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    1. Francoise,
      So pleased that you find my gardening encouraging in your own. Yes, none of these are expensive plants, or even the newest varieties... but they work so much better together than alone. Hoping to write a full post on this area soon.
      Thank you for your kind words!
      Julie

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  14. Thanks for sharing your front path. I have a border of a similar width along my front drive which I have struggled with but seeing your border has really helped. Are those Nepeta in the summer pics or Russian Sage?

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    1. Helen,
      Nepeta indeed; N."Walker's Low". I will hopefully be able to get out a full write-up as I have with my other succession plantings. So glad that it helps!
      Julie

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  15. So beautiful in every season...such an accomplishment!

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  16. Memories are made of this...and in no time at all it will look like that again. I'm thinking spring rather than winter. Lovely plant combinations, Julie.

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  17. Hi Julie,
    I just found your blog and really must say how impressed I am with your garden and your garden map. I added you to my blog favorites bar today on my garden blog down here in Texas.
    All the best,
    David/Tropical Texana/ Houston, Texas :0)

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  18. Hi Julie - Your gardening style is inspirational to me ... I love all the plants you use in this area of your garden and how beautiful it looks, all year round!! You've given me SO many ideas and lots of inspiration!

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