Saturday, June 15, 2024

The Porch Garden

I bought my house just nigh on 2 years ago and The Porch Garden was full of yellow Bearded Iris, Lilies, and Hosta (see pic below).  Everything was beautiful, until it wasn’t, if you know what I mean. The Hosta turned brown and none of the blooms lasted as long as I’d hoped they would. 

By the end of last summer, I decided to pull it all out. I gave some away and relocated some to the side and back yards.  Starting with a blank canvas and a goal to create year-round interest, I planted a few evergreens and perennials, then settled in to see what Spring would bring. 

Here is The Porch Garden today(below and the 1st pic above).   After an addition or two here, a division or three there, and no less than a few switcheroos, I think I’m about ready to watch the production unfold. 

Let me introduce the cast, some of which are wee babes: 


Gaillardia aka Blanket Flower 


Butterfly Flower

Common Juniper

Curly Wurly Grass

Creeping Phlox

Dianthus (short & tall)

Dwarf Alberta Spruce

Inkberry Holly

Lupine (from seed)

Monarda (short & tall) aka Bee Balm

Origanum (Ornamental Oregano) aka Drops of Jupiter

Red Twig Dogwood aka Arctic Fire Red

Becky Shasta Daisy

Sunsparkler Sedum

Tall Garden Phlox

Here's the garden at dusk.  I should've turned off the porch lights. But even so,  the Drops of Jupiter simply and night, honestly. I'm totally smitten!


Stay tuned for future episodes of As My Garden Grows.

A Thread for Life

1 comment:

  1. This is a "soap opera" that I'm looking forward to watching!


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