End Of Month View: July 2013
Helen at The Patient Gardener’s Weblog hosts End of Month View, which is an opportunity to focus on long views of our beds, borders, and gardens. A very useful idea, I must say. And I must also say that the views in the garden are pretty good right now.
Here’s a view of the front garden and house from the sidewalk. Those two clumps of ‘Northwind’ Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) are in the center of the sidewalk border.
Here’s another view of the grass path between the driveway border and island bed.
I am just loving the Wild Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa) this year. I can’t remember it ever looking so good before.
The Crabapple bed from viewed from the sidewalk. The spring and early summer blooms are mostly gone. In a month or so the Anise Scented Goldenrod (Solidago odora) and Aromatic Aster (Symphyotrichum oblongifolius) will fill this space with blue and yellow. The tomatoes and herbs are semi-hidden on the south side of the crab.
A view of the house over a mass of Bee Balm ‘Raspberry Wine’ (Monarda didyma).
The Driveway Border seen from the other side of the driveway. You can see I’ve cut back the Culver’s Root (Veronicastrum virginicum). The Cup Plant (Silphium perfoliatum) in the rear is growing in the Island Bed.
Here’s the front garden seen from the street. The Orange Coneflower (Rudbeckia fulgida) planted along the curb is getting ready to bloom. The rounded shrubby plant in the center is the Blue Star (Amsonia tabernaemontana), which has responded very nicely to being cut back after the blooming.
The front walk, lined with flowering containers.
There isn’t too much going on in the back garden right now, so there aren’t too many pictures from there. ‘Darlow’s Enigma’ is blooming sporadically on the arbor.
Here’s a view of the back garden Island Bed from the roof of the back porch. That’s the lower trunk of our silver maple at the center there. And notice the handsome concrete chicken.
Another part of the back garden. We’re thinking of putting down pavers in the area around the table so as to make a little patio.
How are the views in your garden?