Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Gardens in July Part Deux

The Non-Pool Garden one year later. The big planning and planting for impact turned out just as I had planned. The hydrangeas are splendid and love the new location.
NonPool Garden right side.
NonPool Garden left side. Conditions between the two sides of the path are quite different due to shade and trees so while both sides are similar they are not exacting images.
Looking from the Secret Patio to the north.
Another view of the hydrangeas.
Looking up toward the house at the right side of the NonPool Garden.
The Natural Garden has evolved into something different from what I had planned. Here we have a Japanese maple 'Bloodgood', Blackhaw viburnum, spicebush, several hostas, bouncing bets, mums, cannas, a hydrangea, toadlilies and Great Blue lobelias.
Another angle of the Natural Garden. The yellow hostas are a great pairing with the red Japanese maple and carry the garden even without blooms.
Looking toward the north and the NonPool Garden.
Looking toward the house past the Secret Patio and main patio to the deck and house.
Finally, a long shot of the Sunny Perennial Garden (right side) and Rear Center Garden (left side). There is not much color here now that the daylilies and spring bloomers have passed by but soon the asters and mums will be blooming and I'll have color. Until then I'm content to have green-because last year there was only dirt due to the severe drought. This year has been better but it is still a trying summer for gardens...

in th garden....

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  1. Wow what a difference a year has made in that new non-pool garden. The Hydrangeas are very happy, blooming their hearts out. Thanks for the tour Tina. :)

  2. Your gardens are looking great and appear to be older than one year! Love the hydrangeas and the color on those hostas are fab.

  3. Good morning all! Due to people placing 'commercial' comments on my blog I have enabled moderation for all comments. This is the first time ever and I am so disheartened about it but it has to be. I've even asked the 'people' to stop but yet they continue to come. Can't figure it out but this will certainly make things difficult for them. Thanks for understanding as it is not my preferred method of blogging but just has to be.

  4. Wow, those hydrangeas look beautiful! I like the yellow hostas, too; they really add some "pop" amidst the greenery.

    At our MG meeting last night, we took a tour of two gardens, including one belonging to a local hort professor, whom I've heard speak several times. Her home backs up on woods, and she has 13 acres of various gardens. I was overwhelmed by it all the beauty. Her garden plantings reminded me of yours, Tina--so much variety and full of interesting little pieces of garden art.

  5. Looks spectular! I'm thinking of planting a long row of hosta in front of my rock row, it will look nice in the yellow.
    Love the hydrangas, we, Nikki and I, planted a athena yesterday, moving the iris today.

  6. I am always impressed with your gardens Tina, no matter what time of year. Even during the hot summer with little rain, your gardens look awesome girl....

    House cleaning to the max today for me. But at least I will be in the AC and not in the 100 degrees temps outside...

  7. Sure looks older than a year old garden!

  8. Wow, Tina! I love it! Your hard work paid off. Carla

  9. Afternoon All.
    Your gardens look fabulous even with all the heat & not very much fluid from nature. Love that yellow hosta. It gives a different color for that bed.
    Sure wish the hosta would do better here but it's too hot & now with more sun {due to new neighbor cutting trees} on the East side makes it worse.

  10. How great to have a garden turn out exactly as planned! We all know how rarely that happens ;-) Are those Limelight hydrangeas? They look fabulous en masse.

  11. I've enjoyed touring your garden Tina. It's amazing how much it has grown in a year. The hydrangeas are lovely.

  12. Lovely! Your hydrangeas are especially robust. Mine are looking better this summer than last.

  13. VW, Yes, those are six 'Limelights'. There are other hydrangeas down there too but they bloom later and are to the back of these. Not visible. They all seem to be happy in that spot.

  14. Look at those hydrangeas! It all looks good. I thought you said there was a pool there? Just kidding. You can't tell at all.

    I understand about the ads in comments. Gotta have a way to catch those.

  15. Your garden is lovely and the hydrangeas are stunning, it didn't disappoint you. I also love those yellow hostas, even without the blooms they are beautiful. Thank you very much for giving us the tour, and i feel like i've visited in person!

  16. The hydrangea and hosta gardens are amazing! As others say, what a difference in a year.

    stay cool

  17. You have a very beautiful garden here and I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to link in with some photos...either current or past (during the dormant seasons) to Flaunt Your Flowers on Friday with me. Many absolutely gorgeous gardens participate in this party, and yours would be a welcome visit for them all to make!
    I have enjoyed my visit here today... I am excited to be your newest follower! happy gardening!
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    and I agree about the links and the professional thing in the is simply rude!

  18. I enjoyed your garden tour very much. I wish my garden will look like this in summer too. You are giving me many beautiful ideas.

  19. So lovely, Tina! Lots of work :) Great hydrangeas!

  20. I wish I was sitting up there on your deck with you right now looking out over everything, but I guess this is the next best thing. I love how you've timed it so there's always something in bloom.

  21. That hydrangea is super!! Have been looking at the H. paniculata 'Vanilla Strawberry' today...lusting after it.
    that Hosta is really a pop in the landscape, really nice!

  22. Your hydrangeas look splendid.