Entering the Back Garden

Here is a view of the entrance to the back garden, taken last Saturday. This is the time when the Celandine Poppies (Stylophorum diphyllum) are finishing their bloom season but the Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum) is hitting its stride. These two plants dominate the ground level in the beds inside the wooden gate.

Wild Geranium in late May at the entrance to the back garden.
Wild Geranium in late May at the entrance to the back garden.

Wild Geranium is great for making a low, soft, billowing mass, dotted with white or lavender flowers.

The arbor has the rambling rose ‘Darlow’s Enigma’ on one side and Clematis ‘Ice Blue’ on the other. These are still leafing out. Judy and I laid the brick path ourselves. Moss has been very obliging about filling in between the pavers.

It’s been a very long day and so I am making this a very short post. I’m participating in ‘Wednesday Vignette’, hosted by annamadeit at Flutter and Hum. Click the link for more – trust me, you’ll love it.

51 Comments on “Entering the Back Garden

  1. Your garden looks absolutely marvelous, Jason. Very inviting – and those masses of Alliums really draw you in. If I were you, I don’t think I’d ever leave…

  2. What a lovely glimpse into your garden. I love the path, it looks as though it has been there for years.

  3. The entrance beckons you in. Love the mossy brick path and the wild geranium, celandine combo.

  4. This looks so inviting. I must try some of this wild geranium. I think I have the perfect place for it.

  5. Lovely walkway, and I agree on the hardy geraniums. In my last garden I was a geranium-holic 😉 and had five different varieties of Geranium macrorrhizum: Bevan’s, Ingwersen’s, Spessart, Czakor, and ‘album’. Of course nobody could tell the four pink ones apart but me, and after a while even I wasn’t sure who was who!

    • Geraniums are a weakness of mine, as well. Let’s see, in addition to the Wild Geranium I have ‘Biokovo’, ‘Tschelda’, ‘Rozanne’, and ‘Johnson’s Blue’.

      • Oooh, I don’t know ‘Tschelda’.. is that a newer one? 🙂 I’ve had G. x cantabrigiense ‘St. Ola’, G. oxonianum ‘Katherine Adele’, G. sanguineum ‘Vision Light Pink’ (which is really salmon), G. sanguineum ‘Ankum’s Pride’, and also ‘Ann Folkard’, ‘Tiny Monster’ and ‘Splish Splash’. (yep, I was addicted, LOL)

  6. I have a cultivar geranium, and it is just starting to bloom. Your wild geranium looks very pretty. The purple allium is done here, just dried and standing. Are the geranium and allium still blooming?

    • I’ve been away from home since Monday, so I’m not sure. The Allium is fading, I guess, but I expect the Geranium to still be blooming – it has a nice long bloom period. I’ll be home tonight, I hope.

  7. Looks to me like you have created the perfect environment for recovering from a very long day.

  8. Hello Jason, that looks very inviting, I really like the curving path leading through the arch. Was the picture taken very early or late in the day as it looks very shady as though completely enclosed.

  9. Congratulations on creating a perfect entry to the garden – and you made the path yourselves. That Clematis ‘Ice Blue’ sounds lovely – just googled it and it is lovely as it sounds!

  10. happy sigh. All that blue and green! What a peaceful and beautiful place.

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