A Garden Tour

June 13, 2011

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It’s official, I’m exhausted. Spring and early summer are the busiest times for me in the garden beginning with the first compost delivery and finishing with the final plantings of annuals in containers. This spring, we started a new adventure: a patio/driveway garden in the front of our house (where it gets the most sun) complete with a raised veggie bed, several 8′ shelves for my growing collection of baby roses, and seriously more containers than I can count filled with more hybrid tea, floribunda, climbing, and shrub roses; plus tomatoes, herbs, more veggies, and colorful annuals. I  spent today rearranging the entire patio garden, moving these giant tubs of roses around that must weigh about 70lbs each, transplanting some roses from the garden into containers, planting even more annuals, and basically making everything look awesome. Oh did I mention? We also weeded and mulched the pumpkin patch. So I’m exhausted, but in a good way, and I can now say that the garden is officially “open.” All that’s left to do for the remainder of the summer is maintenance and enjoyment! In honor of that, I created a slideshow containing a select few of the hundreds of pictures I’ve taken over the past few weeks. I tried to not include pictures of all of my roses, because that would be truly overwhelming, and I do actually grow other perennials and annuals. Really!  Would you like a short garden tour?

Patio garden: Roses in containers in the foreground and raised veggie bed in background

Patio garden: Roses in containers in the foreground and raised veggie bed in background

View of a corner of the patio garden with house in background

View of a corner of the patio garden with house in background

Scented pelargonium

Scented pelargonium

Looking towards one of the rose gardens

Looking towards one of the rose gardens

Spirea

Spirea

Love this yellow birdhouse I bought on Etsy

Love this yellow birdhouse I bought on Etsy

Water lettuce

Water lettuce

Campanula

Campanula

American robin

American robin

Foxglove

Foxglove

This border is literally for the birds

This border is literally for the birds

Black swallowtail butterfly on salvia

Black swallowtail butterfly on salvia

Raspberries!

Raspberries!

This border my daughter calls the

This border my daughter calls the "artist garden" I'm not sure why. Maybe because all of the color? Those are primrose in the foreground.

Yarrow

Yarrow

A view of bird garden with lilies and salvia in foreground

A view of bird garden with lilies and salvia in foreground

Squash blossom

Squash blossom

My favorite place for my morning coffee

My favorite place for my morning coffee

Ghost pumpkins

Ghost pumpkins

Black swallowtail butterfly larvae on carrot leaves

Black swallowtail butterfly larvae on carrot leaves

Bell pepper

Bell pepper

Sweet peas

Sweet peas

Sunflower blossom

Sunflower blossom

Bacopa,

Bacopa, "Wave" petunias, Gertrude Jekyll rose

Campanula

Campanula

Caught my husband unawares!

Caught my husband unawares!

Sweet 100 tomato

Sweet 100 tomato

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Variegated hostas, ferns, hydrangea

Variegated hostas, ferns, hydrangea

Bachelor buttons

Bachelor buttons

Oops! How did these roses get in here? (Madame Hardy)

Oops! How did these roses get in here? (Madame Hardy)

Poison ivy! Ack!

Poison ivy! Ack!

Coral bells

Coral bells

Asiatic lilies

Asiatic lilies

Osteospermum

Osteospermum

Heliotrope

Heliotrope

Bidens

Bidens

Blackberry blossoms

Blackberry blossoms

Brunnera leaves

Brunnera leaves

Clematis

Clematis "Snow Queen"

Double columbines

Double columbines

Our favorite place for Saturday morning mimosas

Our favorite place for Saturday morning mimosas

Iris

Iris

Lavender

Lavender

Lilac

Lilac

Peony

Peony

Salvia

Salvia "May Night"

Japanese primrose

Japanese primrose

Pumpkin sprouting from compost pile

Pumpkin sprouting from compost pile

Jasper, the garden mascot

Jasper, the garden mascot

Solomon's seal

Solomon's seal

Clematis makes it's way to the roof of the shed

Clematis makes it's way to the roof of the shed

Verbena

Verbena

Herbs

Herbs

Heirloom tomato blossom

Heirloom tomato blossom

Flag iris

Flag iris

Primrose

Primrose

Delphinium

Delphinium

One of the benches set up for propagating roses

One of the benches set up for propagating roses

 

    { 7 comments… read them below or add one }

    Beca Lewis June 13, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    What a wonderful walk around your garden! It always amazes me that we might have the same plants, but some of yours are so far ahead of mine.

    Besides your pictures are stunning!

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    Hedgerow Rose June 13, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    Isn’t that funny? Well, I don’t suppose all that cold rain you had in May helped you any. Maybe next spring it will be the other way around!

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    (BloominChick) Jo June 13, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    Lovely, lovely photo’s! I RT’d your link on twitter :o)

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    Hedgerow Rose June 13, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    Thank you! I appreciate you taking the time to do that! :)

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    Rascalito Rosabunda June 13, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    wow girlie you are a HARD worker. All that work has paid off in a major way, what a wonderful sanctuary you have created. Can we come over for mimosas?

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    Hedgerow Rose June 13, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Hey Rachel! Thanks for taking a look! You know you’re welcome any time for weekend mimosas…we’ll save a chair for you!

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    Ginger June 14, 2011 at 1:18 am

    Awesome!

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