The climbing rose is doing well here along with its clematis friends. The rest of that small patch by the house (which faces south so it’s really hot) is all Russian sage.
Now we move onto the circle garden, west of the front door. This was a derelict vegetable garden when we bought the house and I made it into the alien landing pad (at least that’s what it looks like on Google maps).
The poppies are everywhere. I resolve to be better about deadheading them this year.
I need to do a post on Egyptian walking onions. I am absolutely loving them. They just crack me up.
I should have waited a couple days to take a picture of the ‘William Baffin’ rose in the center of the circle garden. It is so beautiful right now.
I love these little ‘Orkney Cherry’ geraniums, but whatever that weed is will be the death of me. It just keeps coming back and coming back and coming back.
My little chive hedge is growing nicely. I think it might actually work.
Now we move into the more “naturalized” areas of the garden. This is sort of behind the house. This is a newish garden area where the cedar tree was removed from this spring.
A ‘Venus’ dogwood that I’m doing a little zone pushing on.
That bed flows right into this one, which I’ve been sort of working on for awhile. Mostly it gets cast-offs from other parts of the garden. I do love the climbing hydrangea though.
Clematis ‘Niobe’ is showing off in there.
A new Japanese maple I planted. It better grow quickly or it will be eaten!
Path to the veggie garden.
To the left of that path. This is a true shade bed.
More of that wretched oxalis. I swear the stuff is killing me!
I like to keep this area feeling very natural so back by the tree I let the lilies of the valley run free.
I like this little combo.
Goatsbeard is a great shade plant.
And off to the back 40, happy home of the veggie garden.
This new raised bed holds onions and kale.
The obelisk bed (could we possibly call it anything else with that huge green thing in there?) has zucchini, goji berries, climbing nasturtiums and even a sweet pea.
The goji berries haven’t grown much but they are blooming! Pretty little purple flowers.
There’s a baby zucchini in there!
Now we’re in the main veggie garden. OK, yes, there is a weed problem on the ground. I’ll deal with it sometime. Probably. And of course there are also a few plants waiting for homes hanging out there too.
We had our first pea this weekend!
I plant this garden very intensely because I amend the soil with lots of good compost and worm castings. This is Swiss chard and beets.
So there you have it … a true-life tour of the garden. I know you’ll look past the weeds and stuff all over. Right? Promise?