Monday, July 13, 2009

Summer Gardens -2

Another of our Japanese-inspired gardens grows each year. The blue-rug juniper crawls along the lower levels and surrounds the stone islands. The upper level is shaded by an English walnut tree (out of the picture to the right). A very good walnut crop this year means a happy harvest for the squirrels, who stand ready to move in!

The perennial garden shows color. Bee balm, yarrow, lambs ears and dark red poppies, along with various ferns, add color and texture.

Our central stone feature on its brick base adds a nice anchor to the ordered rows of our most formal garden.

Two different baby's breath varieties are near full flower. They dry wonderfully and add much to any floral design. We always find a place for them.

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