|The Hill Garden is still full of color this month: Allium tuberosum & Sedum 'Autumn Joy'.|
There are still quite a few blooms over at Gilmore, even though we have not been living near it or caring make for it at all. About once a month to month-and-a-half, I do a big cleanup of weeds and deadheading the flowers.... That is it! That is all it takes to keep this garden going right now. It really has confirmed to me, though many people just do not believe it, that a garden on this scale can be plannned to pretty much take care of itself by having well designed planting schemes.
(Note to newcomers: This is our previous garden, which is a small town lot about a half mile from our new garden at Havenwood. Read my 'about my gardens' for more info!)
|The pink Japanese anemones are a delicate froth over the Front Walk garden...|
|...catching the pink shades in the background from Sedum 'Autumn Joy' around the Circle Lawn...|
|... and being a beautiful late summer combination with the black-eyed susans, (Rudbeckia) in the Curb planting.|
|The last of the purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) for the summer. But their seed heads will look good far into the winter! See this Echinacea photo from December 2012.|
|Sedum 'Frosty Morn' blooming by the Circle Lawn.|
|More yellow perennial foxgloves (Digitalis grandiflora) this month!|
|Hydrangea 'Limelight' has really got going this year. Here it is with wispy flowers of meadow rue, Thalictrum delavayi 'Splendide', floating above it.|
|Hydrangea paniculatas (like 'Limelight') does very well in cooler area, unlike the H. macrophylla type.|
|A photo of the Hydrangea and meadow rue from outside the gate. In the spring, I will be moving the Thalictrum to the new Pergola garden at Havenwood.|
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