Taking The Long View: July 23, 2017

So I know I said I wouldn’t do the long views as a weekly thing, but I changed my mind – at least for now. So sue me.

DSC_0782Here’s a view from the street in front of our house. The Clematis is almost done flowering.

DSC_0781Coming closer, here’s a view of the Driveway Border from the sidewalk. You can see the Green-Headed Coneflower (Rudbeckia laciniata) are also coming into flower. They are the tall guys in the center. The Green-Headed Coneflowers are about 7′ tall, but the Cup Plant (not seen in this picture) is at least 10′.

Sadly, the ‘Conca d’Or’ OT hybrid lilies are starting to drop from their stems.

DSC_0761aHere’s that view to the street from the front door. The main thing that has changed is that the Cup Plant (Silphium perfoliatum – the really tall guys in the upper right) are now full of blooms.

DSC_0794Here’s the view in the opposite direction.

DSC_0790Here’s a view of the grass path between the Driveway Border and the Front Island Bed. Green-Headed Coneflower on the right, Cup Plant on the left.

DSC_0778And here’s the view of the Left Bank Bed from the sidewalk. The Allium lusitanicum ‘Summer Beauty’ is showing fuller blooms and the apricot-colored ‘Egyptian Spice’ Daylilies are now able to make a visual impact.

That’s all for now.

44 Comments on “Taking The Long View: July 23, 2017”

  1. Your garden is looking lovely … Especially as we look out on our winter garden here in Canberra. The gutters filled with plants…. well it just gives an enthiastic gardener look. But it is all working and an inspiration as we plan for spring…

  2. Enjoyed seeing the long views coming and going. Lucky neighbors. Those Allium lusitanicum really caught my eye. Someone pointed out cup plant at one of the Fling gardens, before that I’d only seen it in your pictures. I can see why you like it so.

  3. You can do as many long views as you like. They’re always interesting! In putting the front beds together, did you plant gradually or did you put in everything at about the same time? Do you try to purchase locally or online or a bit of both? I will come back to see if you post an answer. I also asked previously how long your garden has been in place, but didn’t get an answer. Regardless, it looks great!

    • Hi. I’m sorry you didn’t see my answer to your question. I just checked my blog and it shows I posted an answer on the 22nd, three days after you posted your comment. Does it not show when you look at my blog? If so, how strange. Anyhow, to answer your question, I put in all the beds and borders over several years. We’ve lived here for 14 years, and I started working on the garden almost immediately.

      • I bet I looked too soon. I’ll look again. Thanks! Your garden is truly beautiful. I know it takes a while for things to mature, I’m just impatient. You’ve been at it 14 years so your garden is “there” in terms of full-on maturity. It shows too!

  4. That’s simply stunning, Jason. The garden is so lush. You must stake very well as our border edge plants are sprawled all over the grass, which itself is in a sorry state from having been smothered! I think the pavement should be diverted so it takes the path through the garden!

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