Hi, it’s Peggy Fox from Gig Harbor, Washington. I’ve been a GPOD contributor a couple of times over the last few years. (Check out Peggy’s articles here and here.) Today it’s sleeting out in our western Washington garden, and I’m looking longingly at garden photos through the year. Here are some photos of the garden from spring to fall in more pleasant weather.
This is the wild area under an old apple tree in mid-April with Narcissus (such a nice fragrance—probably the variety ‘Flower Drift’, Zones 3–7), Spanish bluebell (Hyacinthoides hispanica, Zones 3–8), double-flowering Kerria japonica (Zones 4–9), white Lunaria annua (honesty, Zones 5–9), and Leucojum aestivum (Zones 4–8).
Beautiful Leucojum—so fresh and promising!
Tiny and sweet Omphalodes cappadocica ‘Starry Eyes’ (Zones 6–9) in mid-May, with Rhododendron ‘Shrimp Girl’ (Zones 5–8) behind
Wild marguerites (Leucanthemum vulgare, Zones 3–8), Iris ‘Gerald Darby’ (Zones 4–9), Iris douglasiana (Zones 7–9), and Iris pallida ‘Variegata’ (Zones 4–9) at the end of May
High season in the entry garden at the end of June, with Alstroemeria (Zones 8–10), Centranthus ruber (Zones 5–8), roses ‘Sexy Rexy’, ‘Newport’ and ‘Evelyn’, phlox (Phlox paniculata, Zones 5–8). Blooming in the background are Schizophragma hydrangenoides (Zones 5–8), Astilbe (Zones 4–8), Geranium ‘Rozanne’ (Zones 5–8), Filipendula (Zones 4–8), Rodgersia (Zones 5–8), and Orkney Cherry cranesbill (Geranium ‘Orkney Cherry’, Zones 5–9).
Delicate ‘Newport’ rose
Japanese maples (Acer palmatum ‘Sango-kaku’, aka coral bark maple, in the back, with an unknown variety in the front, Zones 5–9) starting to color in mid-October against the greens of several conifers, Tetrapanex papyrifer (Zones 8–11), and the last of the dahlias (Dahlia variabilis, Zones 8–10 or as a tender bulb).