I like the idea that I captured a specific moment in the garden (July 13th at around 4:30 to be exact), plus most of these show a much wider view than the pictures I normally take. Only the back garden is shown; the front garden is still growing into its design, but I do find that I like it better and better every day, so that’s good. These pictures are loosely arranged as though you were walking into and through the garden, I hope you are able to get that feeling. You start out entering and looking to the left...And straight ahead.The view to the right.
Painting will happen before another summer. I am so sick of the peeling white paint. I think I will use that excuse to rework this area. As it was one of the first areas I planted and one of my least favorite now.
The planting area in front of the neighbors garage.
Turning around and looking back towards the entrance (out of frame, on the left) and our garage, along with the huge and out of control hydrangea. Close-up of the hostas next to the hydrangea monster.
Behind the garage.
The stock-tank pond and very happy tree fern (not yet a tree, but it does have a 12" trunk!).
Standing down on the patio looking back at the pond.
Now straight on at the shade pavilion.
And to the right.
And back to the left (is all this turning about making you dizzy?).
Back up on the lawn in front of the hydrangea looking down on the patio.
Over a few steps and looking towards the shade pavilion.
And down at the planting area at my feet.
Same planting area on the right, looking at the north end of the patio.
And at the corner of the same planting area. It has really filled in since I planted it in March. See pictures from then right here.
Standing on the patio looking at the NE corner. Behind the big rhododendron.
Close up of the containers.
The NW corner.