Garden Update – The Courtyard Is Open!

WelcomeMat

There was a bit of clean up that occurred. Wish I had taken a “before” shot to share with you. Big difference! The concrete welcome mat above occasionally needs its lettering repainted. This was one of those years.

Painting

It’s easy enough to do, but takes about an hour and my body is on the ground to do it.

Hydrange

I had planted this climbing hydrangea 5 years ago when I established the courtyard, but I’ve never had blooms on it before. In fact, I had a plant tag on it that said “Bloomis Notimous”! I need to make a new tag now!

Astilbe

I have planted a couple of new things like this lovely Astilbe x Arendsii ‘Fanal’, and

Spanish Lavender

Lavandula Stoechas ‘Mulberry Ruffles’. I just love the intense color of this.

Salvia

To fill out one of the containers I also added this lovely Salvia Summer Jewel. I hope it will inspire it’s pot mate, a honeysuckle that is not doing so great right now 🙁

Entrance

So here’s the view at the entrance to the courtyard.

Midway

And this is the view about a third of the way up.

strawberries

At the mid-point I have a berry bed with blueberries and these strawberries growing in it. This picture was actually taken about a month ago. We’ve since had some berries – or should I say the squirrels have had some berries!

heart

Overall I have to say the garden seems to be thriving.

Has summer exploded in your garden yet?

Have a beautiful day.

xo

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6 Responses to Garden Update – The Courtyard Is Open!

  1. Dotti says:

    This is sooo lovely and so inviting, Carol! Really a masterpiece. In our neck of the woods, June is my favorite garden month when things are really lookin’ good. When July comes, we are often in the throes of heat and a dry spell. And as you know, watering with a hose just doesn’t get the same results as a good rain.

  2. I am going to have such a great time just being quiet and enjoying the moments there, I don’t care if it is raining I know I will enjoy. I don’t think I have ever seen a climbing hydrangea, the Astible is very pretty. I never had good luck in growing that but it was a favorite when I was a floral designer. The lavender color is so special with it’s ruffles. So in love with all the green grasses. As I said I am going to have fun even if I have to play in the rain. Enjoy your get away

  3. Jana says:

    Ooh, so pretty everywhere – Nothing like summer in the Northwest, and your garden is one of the best places to see and be !!!- JBV

  4. Becca says:

    Your garden is so lovely! You can tell you’ve spent some hard work out there! Enjoy!

  5. Sherri B. says:

    Your garden is so spectacular…I can’t imagine being able to walk out my door each day into such beauty. Gorgeous!

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