The Terraces in July.....
IÂve been spending this day indoors enjoying a respite from the watering. WhoÂd have thought IÂd be looking forward to a rainy day? Anyway, here is a selection of photographs I took in the last few days of the Terrace Garden in the back yard. You really have to love the lily season! Between the daylilies and Oriental lilies the color and fragrance in the back gardens are beyond belief. LOL
This first photo is another panorama morphed together from quite a few photos. There are probably eight or ten in this one. I thought it would be fun to try and get as much foreground in this one as possible so you can see how the patio relates to the terraces. That banana on the patio is really gaining some size with this warm humid weather.
This daylily is just a bit more peach than it appears in this photograph but is still one of the best true pinks I have. It makes a good combo with the Shasta daisies and the astilbe in the foreground.
And a longer view of that combination looking up the hill.
Looking at the border from west to east.
Now IÂm standing at the top of the hill looking down toward the patio. You can see from this pic that the hill is a bit steeper than it appears in the other photos.
The echinops are beautiful this year. IÂve cut quite a few stems from this clump for flower arrangements and it still has plenty of color.
This is looking from east toward west across the third terrace.
And another view from east toward west now standing at the front corner of the first terrace.
From the patio
AhhhhÂ. There is nothing like the abundance of July here. I think IÂll go and find a beverage, put my feet up and enjoy the view.