It’s always wonderful when Linda Skyler sends in more photos of her incredible garden on Bainbridge Island (start checking out her previous GPOD posts here), so I’m happy to have more photos from her garden to share with you all today!
A lush green patch of perfect lawn creates negative space for the densely planted, lush garden beds around it. Inside the little pavilion, an orange floor and collection of orange and brown pots makes an intense point of color that contrasts strongly with the intense green all around it.
Mown turf paths lead you through the garden, with each bed a rich collection of different textures. A large, brilliant red urn in the center of this image draws your eye forward and makes you want to walk down the winding paths to explore. The one thing you don’t see in this garden is bare ground! Sometimes the simplest thing you can do to improve the visual effect of your garden is just to add more plants.
I love this narrow path that leads through the garden to dappled sun and a small greenhouse. Even in a small garden, it is great to have a destination, something just visible that the paths lead to. Taller shrubs and thick plantings partially obscure the destination, turning a walk in the garden into an exploration.
The house just peaks through the junglelike garden, while a screaming pink bigleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla, Zones 5–11) is in full flower in the foreground.
Have a garden you’d like to share?
Have photos to share? We’d love to see your garden, a particular collection of plants you love, or a wonderful garden you had the chance to visit!
To submit, send 5-10 photos to [email protected] along with some information about the plants in the pictures and where you took the photos. We’d love to hear where you are located, how long you’ve been gardening, successes you are proud of, failures you learned from, hopes for the future, favorite plants, or funny stories from your garden.
If you want to send photos in separate emails to the GPOD email box that is just fine.
You don’t have to be a professional garden photographer – check out our garden photography tips!
Do you receive the GPOD by email yet? Sign up here.
Get our latest tips, how-to articles, and instructional videos sent to your inbox.