Here comes my series of pictures for mid-June. We may as well start with the least impressive ones! Caveat: I did some major re-working of the Welcome Garden this spring. For starters, I planted 12 Calgary Carpet junipers and 9 Arctic Fire dogwoods - except they're all really small at this point so they won't look like much this year. I also moved the Karl Foerster feather reed grass I had in the front corner (behind the sign) and replaced it with the variegated 'Avalanche' variety for a little more 'pop'.
Above: RIght now there are grape hyacinths, tulips, euphorbia and dwarf bearded irises blooming. There's not much yet, but I will be planting more spring-blooming bulbs such as tulips once the major renovations are over in this area.
Above: And here's the view from the front bay window. I took Karl and divided him into 5 and planted him in a swooping curve around the base of the spruce tree. You can barely see them right now but they'll fill in, don't worry! I know it doesn't look like much yet but for me, this post will serve as something to look back on once everything has grown. In case you can't see where the Karl Jr's are, I circled them below:
To see pictures of this garden last year, click here.
To see pictures of other areas of my garden at this time of year, please see:
- the front Entry Garden, mid-June 2011
- the front Shade Garden, mid-June 2011
- the Side Garden, mid-June 2011
- the Butterfly Potager garden, mid-June 2011
- the back Shade Garden, mid-June 2011
- the Adventure Garden, mid-June 2011
- the Edible Gardens, mid-June 2011