Entering the Back Garden
Here is a view of the entrance to the back garden, taken last Saturday. This is the time when the Celandine Poppies (Stylophorum diphyllum) are finishing their bloom season but the Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum) is hitting its stride. These two plants dominate the ground level in the beds inside the wooden gate.
Wild Geranium is great for making a low, soft, billowing mass, dotted with white or lavender flowers.
The arbor has the rambling rose ‘Darlow’s Enigma’ on one side and Clematis ‘Ice Blue’ on the other. These are still leafing out. Judy and I laid the brick path ourselves. Moss has been very obliging about filling in between the pavers.
It’s been a very long day and so I am making this a very short post. I’m participating in ‘Wednesday Vignette’, hosted by annamadeit at Flutter and Hum. Click the link for more – trust me, you’ll love it.
Hi Jason. You and Judy did a lovely job on the walkway. It’s beautiful.
Your garden looks absolutely marvelous, Jason. Very inviting – and those masses of Alliums really draw you in. If I were you, I don’t think I’d ever leave…
I would be delighted to spend all my time there, but then there is the tiresome business of making a living.
Oh, don’t I know it… just worked an 8-hour day on my day off. Bummer…
Just what an entrance way should be, inviting!
What a lovely glimpse into your garden. I love the path, it looks as though it has been there for years.
The moss really has that effect and luckily it likes growing there.
It looks very romantic and lovely
That’s good to hear.
The entrance beckons you in. Love the mossy brick path and the wild geranium, celandine combo.
Thanks. Every time I get to this point in the year I am reminded of why I have so much Wild Geranium.
Your garden is really interesting – front and back!
This looks so inviting. I must try some of this wild geranium. I think I have the perfect place for it.
Very easy to grow. Will spread by seed but not hard to remove.
Lovely walkway, and I agree on the hardy geraniums. In my last garden I was a geranium-holic 😉 and had five different varieties of Geranium macrorrhizum: Bevan’s, Ingwersen’s, Spessart, Czakor, and ‘album’. Of course nobody could tell the four pink ones apart but me, and after a while even I wasn’t sure who was who!
Geraniums are a weakness of mine, as well. Let’s see, in addition to the Wild Geranium I have ‘Biokovo’, ‘Tschelda’, ‘Rozanne’, and ‘Johnson’s Blue’.
Oooh, I don’t know ‘Tschelda’.. is that a newer one? 🙂 I’ve had G. x cantabrigiense ‘St. Ola’, G. oxonianum ‘Katherine Adele’, G. sanguineum ‘Vision Light Pink’ (which is really salmon), G. sanguineum ‘Ankum’s Pride’, and also ‘Ann Folkard’, ‘Tiny Monster’ and ‘Splish Splash’. (yep, I was addicted, LOL)
I have a cultivar geranium, and it is just starting to bloom. Your wild geranium looks very pretty. The purple allium is done here, just dried and standing. Are the geranium and allium still blooming?
I’ve been away from home since Monday, so I’m not sure. The Allium is fading, I guess, but I expect the Geranium to still be blooming – it has a nice long bloom period. I’ll be home tonight, I hope.
Looks to me like you have created the perfect environment for recovering from a very long day.
And I’ll use it as soon as I return home.
looking good !
It’s a lovely entrance with a teasing, but restful view of the garden.
That’s pretty much what I was aiming for, so thanks.
That’s a nice view. It makes me want to follow the path and that’s exactly what it should do.
The geraniums look like they’re loving it there!
The Geraniums do seem very happy.
Beautiful. Looks so inviting and restful (unless you’re the gardener of course).
I still find it restful, even if I am the gardener.
Wow–just beautiful. Green and lush, with an ample sprinkling of color.
Glad you like it!
Great vignette! Rest up–I hope tomorrow is an easier day. Your garden looks wonderful!
Thank you! Things are going to be hectic for the rest of the week.
Hello Jason, that looks very inviting, I really like the curving path leading through the arch. Was the picture taken very early or late in the day as it looks very shady as though completely enclosed.
It was taken late afternoon – and the back garden is on the shady side generally.
Thanks for giving me a sense of your back garden…it looks quite welcoming.
Congratulations on creating a perfect entry to the garden – and you made the path yourselves. That Clematis ‘Ice Blue’ sounds lovely – just googled it and it is lovely as it sounds!
It’s in its second year and is still kind of small, but I’ll be patient with it.
Patience is the key that I’m still learning!
Lovely. I’ve worked in my beds all week so except for watering I’m taking the weekend off. We have to water because it is warmer than usual and we are dry and really need rain.
The rain has been plentiful most weeks here, and we are in the midst of a cold front.
I love that path too, so welcoming!xxx
P.s…what do you do as a day job, I’m sure you’ve said, and I’m just being senile…xxx
Glad to hear it!
I love the entrance to this garden…lovely and peaceful.
Thanks, I think so too.
happy sigh. All that blue and green! What a peaceful and beautiful place.