In the past, I have shown this small, but charming garden only in bits and pieces. It is about time I did a post that put it all back together!
The back garden is a typical suburban lot, but the homeowner has done some very nice things with a property that could otherwise have been quite ordinary.
A cedar hedge was added to create some privacy and raised plantings beds were built around the perimeter of the yard.
Did you notice the edging on all the flowerbeds and the pond?
It keeps the grass just where it should be and contains the flowerbeds in a way that always looks very neat and tidy.
There is a generous deck right off the back door and overlooking the pond. On the right is a detail of the partition that helps keep this outdoor space private.
Throughout the garden there are little hints that invite you to "walk this way."
Every time I look at the picture of Gooseneck Loosestrife, lysimachia clethrodes I admire it so much that I begin to think of trying to find a spot where I can contain it. Then I remember how invasive it is and think again.
That is Ligularia on the lower left, with a blooming Heuchera on the lower right, and Lady's Mantel is the lime colored flower just behind it.
I believe this shrub is a Cutleaf Tiger Eyes Sumac, Rhus typhina 'Bailtiger' Tiger Eyes.
Love that outrageous color!
Bee Balm, Monarda 'Marshall's Delight'
The small pond is set into the natural upward slope of the backyard.
I am sure it must be wonderful to sit on the deck, watch the fish and listen to the waterfall.
Have a really great weekend everyone!