On this First of the Month I am going to show you some long views. My camera isn’t really ideal for long views but you might get a different idea of the garden, and the text is still a bloom record. I confess the weeds are not as visible in a long view. This is the bee balm in the Herb Bed right in front of the house. We can watch the hummingbirds, butterflies and bees from out dining/kitchen table. That is the f amous Cottage Ornee across the lawn.
Leaving the Herb Bed I go across the driveway/road and come to the North Lawn Bed. This section includes a weeping cherry, echinacea, phlox, Russian sage, cosmos, pansies still blooming, and a Fulda Glow sedum which is a great plant.
Further on this side of the North Lawn Bed is The Fairy rose, toremia, phlox, and liatris.
The only thing blooming here is Mardi Gras helenium. A Montauk daisy at its base will bloom later. The Carolina lupine put out a lot of growth this year, but no blooms.
There is a wide grass path between the Lawn Beds. This tangle includes cotoneaster, shasta daisies, a mystery golden yarrow, Connecticut Yankee delphinium, Blue Paradise phlox, toremia and more Fulda Glow. This bed is mostly filled with the fourth gingko, a weeping birch and a huge Mothlight hydrangea which I love and have not been able to keep pruned down. I will continue to try.
This is a very long view of the east side of the North Lawn bed. The most noticeable flower from this view if Achillea ‘The Pearl’. Phlox, white and pink on the right. This bed contains 3 gingkos, Golden threadleaf false cypress, yarrow, cosmos, and .artemesia lactiflora. More bloom still to come.
You can see the Mothlight hydrangea is nearly as tall as the weeping birch.
This view from the upstairs bedroom gives you a sense of the whole.
Echinops, meadow rue, and cimicifuga are blooming, as well and a few rose blossoms here and there: R. setigera, Belle Poitvine, Rugosa alba, Meideland red and Sitka.
Love Lies Bleeding and other potted annuals are doing well at the edge of the piazza. The vegetables are struggling this year, but the ornamental garden hasn’t minded the cool summer. Neither has the lawn. It keeps growing and growing.