The August Garden
Since the garden is looking quite lush this year with all our rain and I've recently spiffed it up along with Kathy and Deanne's requests for a tour, here goes.
Coming on the yard you will first see the Welcome Garden
The front door garden is slowly coming along. At least one shrub, leptodermis oblonga will be moved out. It wakes up too slowly in the spring. I want this area to be early rising and look good until winter.
Over to the left is the patio garden. We are skipping the raised bed since those pictures didn't turn out well and summer isn't that beds turn to shine. (I need to remedy that)You can see 'Arabella' blooming her heart out in the 2nd picture and in the 3rd you see the trellises with the 'Polish Spirit' clematises that I planted last year. My SIL said you sure are into clematis. I laughed since my collection is very small compared to 'bugs.
Next we walk past my Grandparent's gate that covers the dryer vent. The hosta 'Golden Tiara' is from Deanne's garden. I usually throw my extra coleus cuttings in here.
Just to the north of the house and patio garden is this garden surrounding 2 spruce trees. You can see our grilling area and a water barrel in the background.
Looking along the north side of the house. Do you see why I get distracted while grilling? I think I'll just pull a weed or two and I forget the food.
This is in the spruce garden just across from the grilling area. This rose, 'Carefree Beauty' is such a performer for me.
Around the spruce garden we find the potting shed and outdoor potting area (the area to the left of the shed) It's the former basketball court. I'd like to remove the hoop, uncover the window and make it a stained glass window. Someday when I have time :o) You can see just a bit of the 'Illustris' alocasia in the shed picture. From that pot you can step up into the potting area. This is where I have the old sink and alot of my pelargoniums since it is so sunny and the patio is not. This is also the pot ghetto. If they sit along the north side of the board fence, they can be in the shade. The green pot in the picture of pots is my "free" pot. These are all plants that I got free at the farm store last week. All their plants that were left were free. There is a lantana, some salvia and a couple bacopas in it. We will see what it looks like in a few weeks. The banana was only $6.50 and the coleus $1.99. The pots are all new and were 1/2 price.
Also, in this area is my bakers rack and the blue chair which I posted a picture earlier. To the left of the potting area is the tropical garden that I posted that a day or two ago.
We can swing around to the east side of the house next.
We'll sneak back and peek into the Secret Garden. To do this we have to go around the potting shed and past the potager. (which you also saw fairly recently) We will also skip the Butterfly Garden which I post fairly regularly.
I hope you enjoyed your tour. I wish you all could join me on the patio for a glass of lemonade or wine.