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Garden Photo of the Day

A Season in Time

Bonnie Pancoast is back again, proving how beautiful July and August really are! You can see more from Bonnie on her blog!

"This year garden's suffered through an early spring drought.   I was fearful it would stunt the flowers and vegetables but fortunately I was wrong! The photos shared today have all been taken in July and August of this year.  The vegetable garden has been prolific and allowed us to eat almost daily from its harvest. The lower or secret garden is always increasing in size. New cultivars of hosta have been planted and grass has been turned into additional planting beds. We have completed a walking path through the wooded area of our property which ends at our bank barn."

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    meander1 (Michaele ) 08/11/2015

    Certainly looks like your garden areas shrugged off whatever minor setback that early drought might have caused...it came roaring back with lushness and vibrancy! Is that a peewee type hydrangea that has been pruned to be more tree-like showing up in several pictures? It is very showy...please pop back on here and share with me what it is. Oh, and while I'm at it, I will confess that I can't quite figure out what I'm looking at in the second picture from the bottom. Ha, I like it..it reminds me of what could be a door for a gnome or fairy village.

    1. eddireid 08/11/2015

      That looks like a slice of tree including the bark? Very striking.

      1. bonniep53 08/11/2015

        You are correct!

    2. bonniep53 08/11/2015

      Yes it is a Pee Gee Hydrengea. I purchased it in a quart container for $4.00. Eddi is correct, it is a wood slice. Down the road from me lives an ametuer woodworker. He lets me take end pieces for my home and garden. On my fireplace hearth is a smaller slice.

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        meander1 (Michaele ) 08/12/2015

        How satisfying to see that bargain Pee Gee row to become such a handsome element in your garden...and that's cool about the wood slice.

  2. eddireid 08/11/2015

    An early morning wander through your garden is a real pleasure. There has been such a wealth of wandering paths to view lately that my dream garden plans are undergoing quite a transformation. The woodland glade is gorgeous and your slate pillars very attractive.
    All beautiful Bonnie - thank you.

    1. bonniep53 08/11/2015

      Thank you! For me design happens as I stand I the garden and envision what could be.

  3. user-4691082 08/11/2015

    Wow Bonnie, you have such an interesting and challenging yard! You have done an amazing job. I would be so intimidated by that slope. The secret garden looks very cool and refreshing...bravo!

    1. bonniep53 08/11/2015

      Thank you. When I first moved in I hated the space and never thought I would have a garden to walk through. I was wrong!

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    Tim_Zone_Denial_Vojt 08/11/2015

    Bonnie, this is so great! You've got everything: a bowling ball pyramid, stacked slate, stones, fascinating border shapes and cool plants. That tree slice (?) with the white salvia is perfectly inspired! I love the Fritillary butterfly on the coneflowers, too!

    1. bonniep53 08/11/2015

      Thank you. I love to add unique pieces to the gardens. I must share I built the slate sculptures from discarded barn roofing slate.

  5. GrannyCC 08/11/2015

    Glad you and your garden survived the drought Bonnie. We have one here on the West Coast and it is difficult to keep everything going. Love all the paths and healthy looking plants.

    1. bonniep53 08/11/2015

      So sorry to see nature at odds with us. My daughter lives in Austin and the spring floods finally broke the drought there.

  6. Schatzi 08/11/2015

    Your garden is so beautiful and lush. Love all the stone work and slate pillars. Very artistic and well organized and cared for. The white salvia shows up beautifully against the dark wood. Love it all.

    1. bonniep53 08/11/2015

      Thank you for you kind comments.

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