I haven’t sent any garden photos for a while. . . . I realized that I’ve been gardening for about 12 years now and thankful to the folks at Fine Gardening for nurturing the passion.
My garden has been aging, and I’ve coped and learned to nurse, repair, and replace its growing parts. Sometimes it’s sad when you lose to the elements and pests, and sometimes it’s viewed as an opportunity to try a new plant. Although all of you know that it’s futile not to succumb to new plants!
So here are some snapshots of my late spring, early summer garden.
This and the next few shots are from the front yard.
The tractor disc planter is a very generous gift from a gardening friend that we hauled in our rental all the way from California last December. I have so many people to thank for this amazing piece!
I’m so into fuchsias this year, as you can see fuchsia versicolor (Fuchsia mangellanica ‘Versicolor’ Zones 7–10) tucked into the container in this photo.
The Kalmia latifolia (mountain laurel, Zones 4–9) blooms are glorious this year. It seems to bloom profusely every other year. I’ve been warned by gardening friends locally that the plant is short-lived here on the West Coast, so I’m enjoying it as much as I can.
Wide shot of the front yard, with the pink flowers of the kalmia.
This and the remainder of the photos are from my backyard. I’ve had to replace several patches in my backyard in the last two to three years as some perennials and shrubs have bitten the dust.
I continue to grow a lot of container gardens. Sempervivum (hens and chicks, Zones 3–9) are an increasing fave.
And of course one has to have annuals for summer excitement!
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