Focus on the Fence

It is time to compare the fence garden from 2012 to 2013.  This image was taken a bit later in the month last year but is still good for comparison.


It was dry last year, as you can tell by all the brown leaves that dropped from the poplar trees at the back of the garden.  Some of the plants had already been cut back.


Here is the garden this year … plants are taller, changes in the garden whimsy.  The wanna be grass or green stuff as I refer to it has just been cut so the brown leaves aren’t as evident, but they are still falling due to the dryness in August.


The beebalm and heliopsis are almost finished blooming, just the odd one to open now.  The sedum looks to be at about the same stage as last year.


This is a part of the fence garden that I rarely show.  There are 3 composters hiding behind the fence.  This area is under going some changes as a garden shed is going up in this area and won’t be room for the composters.  So they are being emptied and relocated to another area of the garden.  The lovely soil from the composters is going to the garden, to fill in some holes where some rocks were removed and to fill in a bit of a dip in the ground which will have a platform built on it to be the new home of my plant tables.

The plants in the gardens and containers are in varying stages of blooms.  I’ve grouped them into stages (my names) and can move them around each week as they progress.  This is a good reference for me to look back at next year for comparison. Some plants are in 2 areas … example is coreopsis because it is blooming but with continual deadheading it is also budding

leafy and growing – yucca,  peruvian daffodils, coleus, hostas,

Budding –sedum,  coreopsis,  4 o’clocks, hosta (pale green leaves)

Blooming –   roses (bush), rudbekia,  fuchsia,  coreopsis, clematis,  echinacea, nasturtiums, golden goblin blanket flower, 4 o’clocks (pink, yellow, variegated), feverfew, cosmos, climbing beans, miscanthus,  zinnias,   garlic chives, lets streak hosta,

Fading blooms –  climbing roses,  pansies, hostas, beebalm, liatris,  petunias, canna

Seeding – lunaria, orange cosmos,

Harvesting –Egyptian Walking onions, tomatoes, beans

Blooms finished. leaves flourishing – iris, lily of the valley,  early yellow daylilies,  bleeding heart, columbine, dianthus, evening primrose, ninebark, creeping jenny,  oxeye daisies, honeysuckle vine,  lavender, ditch lilies, Bressingham Blue hosta, astillbe, coral bells, lady’s mantle, weigela, daylilies,  shasta daisies,

Vanished till next year – tulips, daffodils, poppies, yellow molly alliums, trilliums,  drumstick allium,

I’m sharing with Cottage Garden Party and Fertilizer Friday

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