Friday, May 25, 2012

Views from the Shade Path Garden

Shade Path Garden at Gilmore Gardens, May 2012.
Shade Path Garden at Gilmore Gardens, May 2012.
The Shade Path Garden is in our side yard. It is 32 feet in length with the left border being 5 1/2 feet wide at the widest point, and the right border being 7 feet wide.  The grass path is wider at the Circle Lawn to create a longer looking perspective down the length of the path to the gate.
Campanula 'Tinkerbell'
Campanula 'Tinkerbell'

The flower buds of the yellow foxglove (Digitalis grandiflora), a blue hosta and fine-leafed wood spurge (Euphorbia amygdaloides).
The flower buds of the yellow foxglove (Digitalis grandiflora), a blue hosta and fine-leafed wood spurge (Euphorbia amygdaloides).
Plenty of pink columbine floating above the yellow and green tones.
Plenty of pink columbine floating above the yellow and green tones.
Just a few days later yellow foxglove, Digitalis grandiflora, in bloom.
Just a few days later yellow foxglove, Digitalis grandiflora, in bloom.
View from the sidewalk to the front of the property. The Shade Path provides a boundary to this edge of the yard, which is nice for keeping the kids away from the corner traffic. See its location on our map.
View from the sidewalk to the front of the property. The Shade Path provides a boundary to this edge of the yard, which is nice for keeping the kids away from the corner traffic. See its location on our map.
Yellow foxglove (Digitalis grandiflora), wood spurge (Euphorbia amygdaloides) and a blue hosta.
Yellow foxglove (Digitalis grandiflora), wood spurge (Euphorbia amygdaloides) and a blue hosta. 
Pink blooming Geranium macrorrhizum with wood spurge (Euphorbia amygdaloides).
Pink blooming Geranium macrorrhizum with wood spurge (Euphorbia amygdaloides).
More foxgloves and columbine...
More foxgloves and columbine...
More columbine, hostas and Geranium macrorrhizum again...
More columbine, hostas and Geranium macrorrhizum again...
A sunset view of the Shade Path Garden is one of my favorite moments at the end of the day.
A sunset view of the Shade Path Garden is one of my favorite moments at the end of the day.
Read more about this garden: Shade Path Garden Succession Planting 2011

12 comments:

  1. Love shady borders, the foliage of the plants is so important. You have a super selection of various textures, making your border look just like a tapestry, it's beautiful!

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  2. What a beautiful place to walk. Or sit. Or weed. I really enjoy all the combinations of color and texture - well captured here.

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  3. Wonderful, what a restful place to stroll. I love the softness of the colors, and the great foliage in there. I grew some digitalis from seed this winter which I hope will one day look as nice as yours!

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  4. I love when you post pictures of your shade path, it is so well designed and gives me hope for all of my shady areas!

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  5. so beautiful, your garden!! i like it. gr. diny

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  6. The border already looksw so full and I'm sure you have lots of other plants ready to grow through what is growing now. It is lovely. Christina

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  7. I just love this border...it is always changing and has such lovely blooms with great combos

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  8. when you start your graden design career, as surely you must, I would like to be your first customer. Beautiful, and thank you so much for sharing your garden.

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  9. That looks inviting. Here it is so warm that any shade wold tempt me. This is such a pretty planting along the path.

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  10. Your shade path garden is quite beautiful. I need to try that yellow foxglove again. It is such a great color.

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