dimanche 17 mai 2009

More Garden Photos


The front door after the tulips have finished.


The back garden. I am trying to establish the garden so that it will have interest at all times of the year. As you can see here I have used a variety of plant colors and also a variety of different textures in establishing this part of the garden. The tulips that you see in the back of the photo were at the end of their blooming period.


In all of the years that I have been gardening, this is the first time that there has ever been grass involved. I am of the opinion that grass is for cows to eat, and does not belong in gardens. When we started our gite, we decided that we needed a place for the guest to be able to sit in the shade and have a place to read. I use a push mower to mow it about once a week. Keeping all of the invasive grasses and weeds out of it takes more time than the mowing does.


This is creeping thyme that I planted as a ground cover. This has been there for five years now, and provides great color early in the season.
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9 commentaires:

smoke a dit…

Damn fine garden you have there, Mr. Keith.

Capt. Bat Guano a dit…

Keith, that door is truly incredible, I've never seen crown molding and what ever that treatment on the lower part is called is new to me also. Very nice.

I agree with 100% on the lawn thing. I have always seen the well manicured lawn as a fools errand. I was going to write a song called "Slave To My Lawn" when I was in a punk band back in the early 80's but never got around to it.

Hill a dit…

Ditto on what smoke and Capt. said.

It's all magnificent!

:)

Hill a dit…

So good to have you back home, Keith.

You've been missed.

:)

Hill a dit…

Have a blast watching Mama Mia along with the fine Greek dinner tonight!

:)

Hill a dit…

Just stopping in to say Hi!

:)

Hill a dit…

Hi, sweetie!

I want to see photos of the new staircase you built.

No pressure...

:)

Hill a dit…

Good Monday morning!

:)

thepoetryman a dit…

I love the creeping thyme. What a wonderful accent for the pathway.

I'm with Capt. on the door, incredible!