|Oakleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia) in our Shade Path Garden this week.|
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
|Clematis 'Henryetta' on a trellis in the Driveway Garden this week.|
This clematis is a not a great climber... in fact it is more of a mound-maker. I imagine it crawling slowly over old stumps in its native habitat. That meant that it took a a little more persistence to make sure that it was tied into the small trellis in this tightly planted bed, instead of flopped over somewhere underneath everything. But it was worth the effort! I love its pendulous flowers.
Saturday, June 22, 2013
|Dreamy blue Delphinium in our Driveway Garden this weekend.|
Thursday, June 20, 2013
|Clematis 'Madam Julia Correvon' blooming with our pink climbing rose.|
The pink climbing rose is blooming this week and oh, so fragrant. Last year I added a clematis to it, and this is the first year they have bloomed together. Clematis 'Madam Julia Correvon' is a beautiful red climber that we also have on a trellis by our Circle Lawn (see it last week).
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Saturday, June 15, 2013
|Our Shade Path Garden full of yellow perennial foxgloves, Digitalis grandiflora.|
There are lots of flowers to see this weekend around our small, town garden. Come take a walk around...
Thursday, June 13, 2013
|In our Driveway garden, an old pink rose bush makes a wonderful host for purple Clematis 'Etoile Violette'.|
When we bought our home, we inherited an old rose bush by the back corner of our house... and one to match it across the driveway. It blooms its socks off once and year, and then needs quite a bit of pruning to keep it in line. A newer rose would give more for repeat bloom, but the light fragrance and pink color make it worth keeping. And even better yet is the combination that happens when Clematis 'Etoile Violette' blooms along with it. The clematis it is planted at the roses feet and it appreciates the cool shade the rose provides. It easily grabs a hold on to the rose brambles and pulls itself to the sun.
Around the perimeter of this rose, which is 5 feet high and 6 feet wide (1.6 m x 2m), there is ground cover of variegated deadnettle (Lamium maculatum), evergreen moss phlox (Phlox subulata), and yellow-blooming Sedum 'Acre'.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
|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.
Saturday, June 8, 2013
|Pink flower of Geranium macrorrhizum 'Bevan's Variety' scattered in the Shade Path Garden. White variegated Sedum 'Frosty Morn' stands out among the blue Hosta and palmated Geranium foliage.|
Thursday, June 6, 2013
|Catmint (Nepeta 'Walker's Low') grows low mounds in our curb strip over ground cover Sedum 'Acre'.|
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
|Blinding Papaver orientalis, round Allium 'Purple Sensation' and delicate Nepeta 'Walker's Low'.|
Saturday, June 1, 2013
|The colorful, clematis-filled scene in our Fence Garden today.|
Red Clematis 'Earnest Markham' and blue Clematis 'William Kennett' hover over the pink flowers of Geranium 'Bevan's Variety'. Pink columbine (Aquilegia) bloom in the distance in the Shade Path Garden.
Hope you have a restful weekend in your own garden!