Today’s photos come from Elizabeth Kellerman.
This is my garden. I call it Rainsong Garden. It is located in Zone 6b in the mountains of western North Carolina. These pictures are from the first year of the garden. It’s been an amazing journey. The garden is 40×40 with 6-foot-tall fencing. Now as I prepare for year 2, these images bring so much warmth and inspiration.
The central walkway of the garden had two arches covered with gourd vines. The shade they provided was very important during the hot summer.
I freely intermixed flowers with vegetables to encourage pollinators and for my own joy. Here pink zinnias (Zinnia elegans, annual) bloom in one of the beds.
Looking under one of the gourd-covered tunnels.
This is along the inner perimeter of the garden.
Around the middle of July as the sun was setting, the light refracted beautifully in the humid air, creating an incredibly atmospheric setting. I grabbed my camera, and these images turned out to be the best of the year. Here are zinnias and spiderflower (Cleome hassleriana, annual).
The dramatic light of the setting sun showed tall supports covered with vigorous tomatoes.
Clouds of zinnias and cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus, annual)
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