Monday, April 20, 2015

Gilmore Gardens' Shade Path in Spring

Purple Crocus vernus 'Grand Maitre', light blue Iris histrioides 'Katharine Hodgkin' and white-winged snowdrop, Galanthus elwesii.
Even though we moved residence from Gilmore Gardens a year-and-a-half ago, the flowers there are carrying on through the seasons beautifully. Once the hard work of establishing plantings has taken place, it becomes much easier to maintain those areas, as this garden well shows.


Double snowdrop, Galanthus nivalis 'Flore Pleno'

To read more about our first garden, Gilmore Gardens, take a look at our map and the beautiful succession plantings we made there, such as in the Shade Path.

5 comments:

  1. That is how I feel in early spring...able to enjoy the early bulbs and work on other garden projects...

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    1. It is so nice to be out in the garden again, Donna. I hope that your weather has improved enough for you to be out too!
      ~Julie

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  2. You did a fabulous job with your Gilmore Gardens plantings. You must have mixed feelings about visiting there--a mixture of pride and reminiscences? I have a garden patch that needs more early spring blooms, so I think I'm going to add some Katherine Hodgkin Irises and some Scillas or Chionodoxas. I already have Hellebores and Tete-a-Tete Daffodils there, and plenty of later-blooming and interesting perennials, but it simply needs early spring highlights. Nice job with the the shade path!

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    1. Thank you, Beth! It is very surreal sometimes... I think that I still dream about that garden, as I just know it so well. So nice that it is still there :)

      Katharine is a beauty for sure! And she has come back so well, even in the shade.... better than other iris reticulata-types I have tried.
      ~Julie

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  3. This is a beautiful garden path! I love the early spring flowers. Thank you for sharing!

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