Visiting the Gardens

Categories: The Garden 2017.

June is just about gone and it was a wet and wild month.  We have received more than the usual amount of rain for the month and there are still a few days to go.  The gardens are LUSH!  So many of the plants are bigger now than they were towards the end of last season when we had a drought.

I name all my gardens and wanted to share some photos of them with you.  Frequently I just share various plants in each garden.

First up is the windmill garden, one that I’ve been working on this year with transplants and mulch.  The lavender I moved from the front garden as I thought it was dead has sprung to life and bloomed.   The yucca which bloomed last year was moved to this garden, had all the leaves trimmed and looked pretty sad for awhile has sprung to life and sent up 7 new yucca shoots.

the windmill garden at craftygardener.ca

The trellis garden is doing well.  The clematis (closest to the house) had a huge trim because a lot of the main branches were broken off this spring.  Some growth did appear so I let it go, but of course it is very small and I don’t know if it will bloom this year.  The honeysuckle vine also had a major trim but is doing well and the blooms are appearing.  The first blooms on the rose are just beginning to fade.  On the trellis with the sun on it I’ve got scarlet runner beans just starting to twine upwards.  The garden itself needs a lot of thinning out this spring as the part in front of the 3 trellis fence is getting very overgrown.

the trellis garden at craftygardener.ca The plant tables are amazing.  I’ll soon be picking peas, beans, and tomatoes.  We’ve been have lettuce for a few weeks now.  The potatoes are starting to bloom already.  They are loving this wet weather.

the plant tables at craftygardener.ca

The hosta garden or front shade garden has plants as full as can be with barely a bit of ground to be seen.  This garden is in shade just about all of the day, except early in the morning when I took this photo.

the hosta garden at craftygardener.ca

In the fence garden everything is growing well and to the top of the fence.

the fence garden at craftygardener.ca

The honeysuckle garden or the tea cup garden as I’ve been calling it looks lovely.

the teacup garden at craftygardener.ca

The sign post garden is full of hostas as well as it is in a shady spot at the back of the property.   There haven’t been any residents in the bird house, looks of lookers but no takers!

sign post garden at craftygardener.ca

And just to the left and a bit behind the sign post garden is the bridge garden.  This leads over the run off stream to the very back of the property.  There are some daylilies, both orange and yellow back here, and I usually plant what is moved from other areas all the banks of the stream … lily of the valley, ajuga, creeping jenny … the plants I don’t have the heart to throw away or have given so many away that no one wants anymore.

the bridge garden at craftygardener.ca

I hope you are enjoying the summer season.

the gardener side at craftygardener.ca

The Gardener Side of me keeps my online garden journal to help me keep track of when the plants sprout, bud and bloom

2013 … 2014 … 2015… 2016 … 2017

Growing well: red carpet stonecrop,  ligularia, ferns, false spirea,  sedum,  mint, garlic chives, obedient plant, sorrel, clematis,  rose of sharon, Jerusalem artichoke, canna,  yucca root, 

Promising harvest: peas,  4 o’clocks, beans, potatoes, 

Budding: yucca, ditch lilies,  heliopsis, lavender,

Blooming:  mountain bluets,  meadow sage, coral bells, yellow loosestrife, potentilla, yellow daylilies,  evening primrose, penstemon, hosta,  lady’s mantle, daylilies,  wegelia, drumstick allium, honeysuckle vine,  Egyptian walking onions, rose campion,coreopsis, ninebark,

Blooms finished: crocus, pussy willows, red trillium, mini iris,  trillium, hyacinth, daffodils, tulips,  mid size yellow iris, lilacs, ajuga, sand cherry,  honeysuckle shrub,  solomon seal, vinca, poppies, lily of the valley, chives, tall yellow and purple iris, yellow molly alliums,   bleeding heart, 

 

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