Joe sent in today’s photos, which feature the beautiful garden of his neighbors Julie and Mike in Baltimore.
The gardens, started 20 years ago, were built on a rustic farm-implement theme. Julie and Mike have spent a lot of time searching antique shops for the right artifacts as well as garden centers for the perfect plants to complement their style of gardening. Julie and Mike are in perfect sync and, like all gardeners, have had plant disappointments but are not deterred. This garden also features lots of birdhouses, bird feeders, birdbaths, and plants to attract pollinators. In about a month it will be in full bloom with scores of coneflowers, rudbeckia, etc., and a wide assortment of annuals in containers.
In the front beds in spring, some blooms are visible here and there in a prelude to the peak bloom that will arrive later in the season.
The basket of an antique tricycle makes a perfect spot for summer annuals. Note the two hummingbird feeders above, welcoming visitors to the garden.
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