My Perennial Garden | A Seasonal Kaleidoscope
Dear Garden Diary,
I'm so pleased that our little perennial garden, after much toil, has come together so beautifully over the last few years. It's a pleasure to sit back and watch the plants put on a show for us, all through the year.
Let me take you for a walk down our garden path through the four seasons. This is just one view of our low maintenance perennial garden at different times of the year.
This cedar mulched path leads up from our detached garage, at the bottom of the garden, toward the back of the house. We curved the previously straight beds to allow the little garden to slowly reveal itself.
With all the spring rains, the lawn has sprung to life. Daffodil bulbs planted the previous Fall are blooming. Tulip and irises are coming up around the dwarf Alberta Spruce. Opposite them, the wild ginger is slowly unfolding. The garden path is flanked by a woody lilac on the left (quite overgrown, but I enjoy the arbor it creates) and a beautiful Kwanzaa cherry tree that is filled with profuse pink flowers a few weeks from now.
The lilac is in full bloom! I have more than enough blooms to fill vases for indoor arrangements where their heady perfume fills the house. The Kwanzaa cherry has just finished blooming. The bright green Fire Island Hostas bring a little contrast to an otherwise, very green garden.
Ooh! The beauty of snow. A wet, sticky snow that clings to the trunks and branches of the trees, creating beautiful silhouettes on a white canvas. A few little evergreens (boxwood (LHS) and the Dwarf Alberta Spruces (RHS) lend a little winter interest. Perhaps, I should consider planting more evergreens in Spring.... A gardener's work is never done :)
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