Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Monthly Garden - Front Yard, July 15, 2014

This year I have determined to take photographs of the garden and post them at monthly intervals.  Of course, the problem with that is one misses really special occurrences and weather can wreak havoc in between.  None the less, it does help to keep track of what's going on because it is the best way to judge what works and what doesn't over a period of time.  Something that is really lovely one day may have only that one day of beauty and ninety days of lumpishness.

 Front yard: copse, June 15, 2014

 Front yard: copse, July 15, 2014
The hostas have bloomed and are past, the big pot our daughter gave her dad can't be seen in this shot, but the plants in it can, and the annuals have begun to fill out.  I'm not sold on these new Wave petunias, yet, though.

Front yard: berm. June 15, 2014

Front yard: berm. July 15, 2014
I will have to check the angle of the previous month's photos before I take that month's.  Otherwise it is hard to see what is going on.  Here the perennials and the annuals are both coming along nicely.  I love that new delphinium and the white cosmos behind it are filling out a bit.  As I couldn't find any more of them, I plan to add six white cleome tomorrow.  The gooseneck loosestrife (lysimachia) is blooming nicely, and I'm very glad I was ruthless with it in the spring.  There are still a few odd runners showing up here and there, but when the bloom period is over, those wanderers will be pulled out.

Front yard: fernery, June 15, 2014

Front yard: porch railing pot, June 15, 2014

Front yard: fernery and porch railing pot, June 15, 2014
Both the fernery and the railing pot are growing well; all the rain we've had is helping and I'm trying to feed on a regular basis (well, more regular than usual).  The bright red coleus you can see in the fernery in June were transplanted to the big white pot.

Front yard: porch planter, June 15, 2014
This wasn't photographed in June as I didn't plant it until after the fifteenth.  You can see familiar plants from the front yard, but I used eucalyptus in this pot which I've never had in the garden before (only dried in the house).  It's doing well so far.  I wonder if it will carry over the winter in the house?


  1. ok - so am I correct - these photos are a month old? So, where's July's photos? Your yard is always so beautiful!

  2. I definitely agree with the commenter above. Your yard is verdantly pretty. Your green thumb really shows, as all your plants look vibrant. My favorite feature would have to be the porch planters on the last picture. Thank you for sharing your garden with us. All the best!

    Gwendolyn Reyes @ Tapestry