Today Sue Hughes is sharing a friend’s beautiful garden.
I’d like to share the beautiful garden of my neighbor and friend Dana Kline. I spent the day in her garden with her and her dog Hadley and thought it would be fun to share my photos of it with other gardeners on Garden Photo of the Day! Dana’s garden is in the historic Schenley Farms neighborhood in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh (Zone 6b). She started this garden in 2004, and it’s constantly changing with the seasons. These photos are what July looks like, and as you can imagine, spring, autumn, and even winter each has its own seasonal highlights.
With Dana at the garden gate, a huge trumpet vine (Campsis radicans, Zones 4–9) arches overhead.
Looking down the path into the garden, masses of smooth hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens, Zones 3–9) line the path to the right. I love how lush and full the plantings are.
This view of the garden from the patio is perfectly framed by the stunning iron work.
Potted geraniums (Pelargonium hybrids, Zones 9–11 or as annuals) rest on an architectural piece turned garden art.
The garden pond has beautiful iron work over it to keep out raccoons and pests.
Hadley the dog likes watching the fish and frogs safely on the other side of the iron barrier.
Lush, overflowing garden beds are framed by a neatly trimmed lawn and hedges.
An antique pedestal makes a centerpiece in the garden.
A beautiful rose shows how the flowers change in color as they age.
Dana and Hadley are enjoying the house and the garden.
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I love the shape of the clay pots and the antique pedestal. Great idea for the grate on top of pond...I have a real fear of raccoons..hopefully that is enough to deter them. Combinations of plants simple and gorgeous, I hope your friend gets to see the pics...
Dana's garden is splendiferous! The plantings, garden art and Hadley all combine to make a perfect place. Thank you for sharing it with us.
Amazing! Packed with beauty.
I'm really happy that Fine Gardening Magazine shared Dana's garden with all the gardeners here! Her garden has been an inspiration to me as I work on creating a new garden- since we moved and left behind our old garden.
It is a good idea to be alone in a garden at dawn or dark so that all its shy presences may haunt you and possess you in a reverie of suspended thought. | Boston Deck Pros
I like that garden quote!
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