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.
It’s easy enough to do, but takes about an hour and my body is on the ground to do it.
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!
I have planted a couple of new things like this lovely Astilbe x Arendsii ‘Fanal’, and
Lavandula Stoechas ‘Mulberry Ruffles’. I just love the intense color of this.
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 🙁
So here’s the view at the entrance to the courtyard.
And this is the view about a third of the way up.
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!
Overall I have to say the garden seems to be thriving.
Has summer exploded in your garden yet?
Have a beautiful day.