Return to the Garden Photo Gallery Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
July Landscape-front of the house beds and borders

Posted by gardengranny2 6 CT (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 19, 08 at 20:07

GrandmaChris, I have uploaded these photos to show you my beds in July. Hope you and everybody enjoy.side b eds

They are just of the front of the house. The rear and side beds will follow at another time.

Photobucket

Photobucket

This bed below has become so overgrown. Palace purples have self seeded in several new spots which I rather enjoy.
The 'Festiva Maxima' peony is just covered in powdery mildew. It was removed yesterday and planted in 3 pots (the tuber or root system was enormous. We will continue to dig up divide and replant a little differently over a period of the next several weeks.

Photobucket

This island bed is smack dab in the middle of our front lawn. It contains a florida dogwood, 'pink sensation' hydrangea tree, 2 thuga 'little midget'(in orb form), 1 peony (a single-name?), 2 red azaleas (self layered and dug up from a side border), 6 sedum 'Autumn Joy', 1 euonymus 'Emerald n' Gold, 2 mugho pines, and my baby 'Crimson Queen' japanese maple with 2 dwarf alberta spruce trees located to provide winter wind protection to the maple. Hosta circle the dogwood on one end of the island and 'Palace Purple heuchera circle the hydrangea tree on the other end. The sedums were initially planted as a filler when we planted the bed in 2003. The shrubs and trees have gained considerable size these past 5 yrs. and the sedums have become the size of shrubs themselves. They will be removed later this fall.

Photobucket

A japanese holly(pruned harder than I would prefer) is to the right of the front step. To the right of the holly is the pink Lenten rose. It has become the size of a bush itself. Note it carries its flowers even yet. Also in this bed are a Pieris on either side of the large rhodie in the center. Fronting those are 3 huge hostas whose names escape me. They get so large that people stop to ask what they are. I wish I knew. They were planted long ago.

Photobucket

This is a forward shot of the same bed above.

Photobucket


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: July Landscape-front of the house beds and borders

Very nice beds, Gardengranny!


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Garden Photo Gallery Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here