June 19, 2010
Along with the vegetables, the flower gardens are doing well – at least some of them! The shade garden we planted on the hill is filling in fast with lilies, daisies and hostas. The front sun garden gets really beat up by the wind so its is slower to mature. But we have some flowers coming in there. Carol’s columbine is done flowering and the peonies lost their blossoms – we think to voles….
I planted cosmos again between the trees – they bloomed from the end of July to well into fall last year. I am hoping for a repeat performance. I saved the seeds from last years flowers – they are coming up!
Carol planted new flowers on the retaining wall – we are hoping that they will spread out and fill-in and cascade down the wall. That may take a few years, but at least they are started.
The shade garden on the hill—Front view and side view.
(If you look really close – you can see a spoon or two still in there….)
Close ups of the flowers in the shade garden (first row) and the sun garden (second row).
First row shade garden– second row sun garden.