Poolside patch in need of inspirationcomments (5) September 6th, 2011 in blogs, gallery
I have an area by the deep end of my pool that I have only meagerly tried to landscape. In the front right corner of the first shot, you can't hardly see the creeping thyme that has grown over a couple stepping stones (sunflower shaped in the corner with leaf shaped stones radiating from them).
Along the fence are some purple wild geraniums (caespitosum?) that don't grow so well due to the shade (but grow nicely on the left-hand side of the sidewalk). behind the fence is some overgrown spirea in an attempt to hide the propane tank (to the left) and a couple lace-top hydrangeas that bloom dark blue (to the right of that).
The area is mostly sunny in the front working back to pretty shady by the fence.
I need a short-cut walkway through this grassy part (kids NEVER want to use the sidewalk), and I try to avoid anything within the fenced area that attracts too many bees in the summer (i.e. spring flowering is ok), but otherwise I'm open to any and all suggestions.
posted in: The Gallery, fence, part shade, swimming pool
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