The Adventure Garden is my favourite garden and this is the time of year where it is really starting to fill in. It is also 3 years old now so getting quite mature in spots. It is viewed from many angles depending on which area of the back yard you're in (above: from the house or north patio, which is the worst view so I don't know why I put it first...),
Above: from 'England' looking towards the garage.
I just finished deadheading most of the dwarf bearded iris and some of my other favourite plants and combinations for sun are blooming in this garden right now:
Above (clockwise from top left): perennial geranium 'Ballerina'; blue oat grass looks good with just about anything; ornamental alliums, siberian iris 'Caesar's Brother', and white hesperalis matronalis (the purple variety is considered a weed but white is a little less vigorous and smells soooooo nice!); pink saponaria (a bit of a spreader but I have it at the back of the garden where it helps keep down the weeds); blue and pink perennial geraniums, variegated iris (great foliage and blooms smell like grape juice! yum!), white hesperalis matronalis and purple siberian iris; the variegated iris backlit with geranium 'Ballerina' and pink sea thrift 'Dusseldorf Pride' in the background.
To see how this garden area has progressed over time, click here and scroll down.
More pictures coming tomorrow! Now I'm off to celebrate Canada Day at Heritage Park. What are you and your garden doing today?