By Kim Charles

A memorial to a past garden buddy.

Peggy Fox from Gig Harbor shares her lush and vibrant garden photos with us.

"Hello, this is Peggy Fox - I’ve submitted photos several times before but June is such a lush time for the garden that I wanted to share a few photos of what’s blooming.  I’m gardening in between zones 7b and 8a in Gig Harbor, WA."

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The Lady’s Mantle in the rockery is just glowing right now alongside Phlomis, Royal Purple Smokebush and and a potpourri of other things including various Spireas and Geraniums.  The Euphorbia seeded itself there and is happily adding it’s warm tones to the mix.

The lawn at the top of the rockery, with Berberis Helmond Pillar marking the bottom of the Forest Grass lined steps. Rhododendron 'Teddy Bear’ is peeking out between the Berberis with beautiful caramel colored new foliage.

Steps up from the dock are lined with Rhododendron Impeditum and ‘Belinda’s Find’ Sedge.  My poor ‘Polka’ Rose has succumbed to black spot in this damp, north facing part of the garden. 

This season's purple pot ensemble.

And, this season’s annual pots at the entry area.  


More of the entry pots and the garage stairs.

Our lovely fence (new last year) and the newly established garden at its feet, with Astilbe, Astrantia, Cimicifuga and other shade lovers.


Here is Cerinthe poking its head out between the Eucomis and Kniphofia.

Garden wind chimes and the path to the potting area.

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