I am often asked how I keep my gardens blooming from spring through fall. And the answer is, I do a lot of fun research. I read magazine articles, watch garden shows, study flower catalogues and visit nurseries often to see what’s in bloom. With the addition of Pinterest and Instagram, garden inspiration is at my fingertips.
When I first designed the front garden, I searched for plants that were deer resistant and attracted both butterflies and hummingbirds. It was also important that flowers had long bloom times or could achieve a second bloom. Additionally, I sought low maintenance plants that provided color and texture to the beds.
It is a long and ever-changing process because some plants do well, some don’t, some take over, some disappear and part of the fun of gardening is learning what works and watching it evolve over time.
At any rate, I hope you enjoy this week’s garden tour. Now let’s get started…
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The woodland garden is located on the side of my house. I rarely work in this garden and just kind of let it go. I probably shouldn’t let it go as often as I do because it gets a bit weedy, but it’s the last garden I typically work in. When adding this garden, it was planted with the notion that I wanted to do less work in it. Therefore, I leave it alone through much of the season.
It is a full shade garden and houses my Ferns, Bleeding Hearts, Rhododendrum, Oak Leaf Hydrangea, Maple Tree that I grew from a sapling, Hostas, Geraniums, Lily-of-the-Valley, Astilbes, Hakonechloa (ornamental grass), and Solomon’s Seal.
I did not do too much in the backyard beds aside from mulching and laying pea gravel in the vegetable garden. In the last week, there has been some growth with some fresh blooms. Most of these gardens are flowering deciduous shrubs and perennials. The gardens fill in so much during the growing season. It is really fun to watch them grow and bloom.
Thank you so much for joining me on another garden tour. In case you missed few tours or want to see how much the garden has changed, you can see it here Week 1 and Week 2. I hope you enjoyed checking out what’s blooming this week and look forward to sharing next week’s tour with you!
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Thank you for following along and sharing with me. Happy planting – enjoy your day! xo