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A Tour Of The Back Garden In Early July
So now let’s take the overview of the garden to the back of the house. A flagstone path leads to the Back Garden.
Summer Blooms To Brighten The Shady Garden
The most recent issue of Fine Gardening magazine had an interesting article by Toronto gardener Mary Gore entitled “Continuous Color in the Shade.” There’s a lot to commend in this article, not least the marvelous photos, but among other things it got me thinking about color schemes for shade. In most shady gardens, color in …
Summer Blooms for the Shade
Flowers for shade, especially perennials, are usually associated with springtime, before the leaf canopy fills in and blocks most of the sunlight. We do have a few summer blooms in our shady back garden, though.
Scenes from the Back Garden
For today’s post I’ve got just a few peeks from the shady Back Garden.
On the Threshold of Summer 2
Yesterday we saw what the Front Garden had on offer at the beginning of July. Today we head to the shady back garden, under the dappled shade of Silver Maples and other mature trees.
Some 2018 Garden Highlights: Summer Breeze
Today is New Year’s Day. While a patchy blanket of snow lies on the ground outside, it seems a good moment to look through some favorite photos of our garden in summer.
A Back Garden Update With (Mostly) Natives for Summer Shade
And this is what the Back Garden looks like in mid-July. The Back Garden sits under the shade of Silver Maples and Siberian Elms, not everyone’s favorite trees, I know. But they give a high, dappled shade that I appreciate.
In Winter A Gardener’s Fancy Turns To Ordering Plants
There’s a lot less to do in the garden these days, so I’m thinking more about what I’ll be planting in the spring. I would say these thoughts are about plants that fall into two categories. First, there are plants that are needed to fill some empty niche in the garden. And second, there …
Three Goats in the Garden
Reading to the kids was something I really enjoyed. It was a nightly ritual until they hit around the age of 12. A story I especially liked when they were preschoolers was The Three Billy Goats Gruff (“Who’s that clip-clopping across my bridge?”). Last year it hit me that I already had two “goats” in …
Foliage Appreciation Day for May
Many of us set aside the 22nd of each month for taking note of the foliage in our gardens. Garden Bloggers’ Foliage Day is hosted by Christina of My Hesperides Garden. However, I prefer to call it Foliage Appreciation Day (FAD), as it makes a more nifty acronym.