I love when you turn a corner in the landscape to find the unexpected. So this garden area, isn’t full and / or lush. it’s very tiny, almost like a fairy’s sanctuary…because everything is so tiny and small still. Even though, it’s not quite worthy to show you – I have worked so hard on this area every week and little by little, it is coming along!
Last year we were able to finish the walkway with scalloped edges and rockery. I planted small boxwood along side the scalloped edging and small arborvitae along the fence line. A few established plants that I had brought from our Quail Creek House and planted randomly on the side yard have matured quite nicely over the past few years. Other than these plants I mention above, I have taken from other parts of my landscape by dividing, or started from seeds these new plantings for this area of the garden.
Other than the archway, I do have a few other structures that help the area look like there are some good ‘bones’ to it. My flea market find “potting bench”, a garage sale $5. bench find, two very very old birdhouses brought from my last home in Quail Creek, a set of urns that I am growing Black Eyed Susan's in and our beloved bunny Lola who passed away shortly after moving here.
Now to keep with my gardening quest of always having something in bloom no matter what part of the landscape ~ I was very careful in planting many things that will bloom throughout the spring/summer/fall season. I’ve shared photo’s of what I have planted below ~ but keep in mind they will not always in bloom at the same time (but what a show that would be if that was the case?)
Sweet William, White and purple English bluebells, Astilbe…
Silver Sword Azalea, Daylily’s,
Weigilea, Cardinal Candy Verbenum
Poppies, Poppy Anemone, Columbine,
Hyacinth, Hydrangea, Lupin,
Bearded Iris, Tulips, lilac
Roses, Peony, Camillia
Holly Hock, Jacobs Ladder, Bleeding Heart,
Johnny Jump ups, Canterbury Bells, Heuchra
Red Hot Poker (yellow), Pachysandrea, Crocosomia
Brunnera ‘Emerald Mist’, Hostas ,
Spirea, Agapanthus, Foxglove
Delphinium, Echinacea, Mallow
Evergold Japanese Sedge, Silene Uniflora ‘Druett’s Variegated’
And this tiny little Red Coral Bark Maple Start I found in the garden…(about 2” tall and 2” wide)
So this little garden isn’t so ‘secret’ any longer…but I am excited to share it with you next year…everything is still so small and petite, but will look quite different a year from now.
Thank you so much for coming by to take a peek at this summers project. let me know if you have any questions ~ happy to answer! also would love to have you come by and link up your gardens to this weeks garden party?