|Digitalis grandiflora and Clematis 'William Kennett' in our garden this week.|
The Shade Path succession planting started out in January with snowdrops and a few Hellebores in February. It was a really cold spring, so things did not really get going until the Iris reticulata 'Katherine Hodgkin' covered the path in April, followed by many more Hellebores orientalis. Then, the shade garden was covered in blue and white for May. Oh, and there was quite a display of pink columbine in there too.
|Yellow foxgloves (Digitalis grandiflora) with hosta, Brunnera, and many others along the Shade Path.|
|View down the end of the Shade Path to our backyard fence. There is a pretty good slope from the fence down to the sidewalk (below). I love the contrast of the blue hosta with the green early in the summer.|
|Here is the view from the back of our property, including the curb strip on the left. I posted photos the catmint in the other end of the curb last week. Sedum 'Acre' is blooming yellow this week, which really electrifies the sidewalk! I use it as an all-purpose ground cover around our garden. It is easy to plant, grows quickly, and is not difficult to remove when needed.|
|I have planted Digitalis grandiflora in patches along the fence and down the hillside, so this view should keep improving over the next few years. The clematis vines (blue Clematis 'William Kennett' and red Clematis 'Earnest Markham') took a few years to get going but are quite the feature now!|
|View from the sidewalk across the Shade Path and into our back yard. You can just see our table on the stone patio.|
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