After a couple posts that some might call "nonsense," (I still say, "true.") lets go back to flowers. Today I want to share a few scenes from the garden. Your views will be from the past two weeks. This one to the left is from outside the entrance of the Bell Arbor. (Those are bells on strings to keep out the deer.)
We'll just bounce around so I can show you what is blooming.
Salvia and Celosia are planted for their promise of red in August.
While there aren't blooms, the fern garden is there to let me feel a touch of the tropics. The view below is from outside. Someday the boxwood and inkberry will enclose it on this side. That little volunteer dogwood will provide some morning shade.
There is a stone path between the Hostas and those Sensitive ferns.
Non-native Japanese ferns are well acclimated to the Ohio Valley. I planted this rock behind them because its lichen shares the same shades of green.
I dug these Ostrich ferns off the edge of the gas line right-of-way. Read more about how I found these ferns HERE.
This view is from the other side of the fern garden looking back in.
I mustn't leave out my sedum container.
The Jack-in-the-pulpets keep getting bigger, towering over the Regal blue hosta, just ready to bloom.
Speaking of hostas, they almost over ran the bed below. I pulled many out and composted them. The spring rush left me no time for transplanting.
These daylilies were dug out of the Ohio River bank. There are thousands now blooming along the river and roads in our part of West Virginia. Their cheery dreamsicle orange is too pretty to call "common."
They look like they are stretching their strong green necks to see over my walnut fence.
Just beyond the gate Sweet williams mix with Poke, Pawpaw, and Virginia creeper as yard blends into woods.
Our last vignette today is around in front of the house. The Pool of Tranquility (You can read about it being built at that link.) is a great place for us to end today's walk. Did you bring a book? I'm ready to sit and read.
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