Friday, June 9, 2017

It's Been, Like, Forever!

Hi everybody. I'm here with few words and many photos of my garden in early June. If you have any questions, please leave your email so I can reply. Seat belts fastened? Okay, here we go....

The middle of my long, rectangular garden.

I just redid this area.

My south lawn replacement

Allium schubertii

I moved the Melianthus to this bed. It's coming along slowly but it's alive.

Here's a little better view of it.

Physocarpus 'Coppertina'

I think this is a bit too clashy for my taste.

Looking to the southwest-end of the garden.

Looking back to the middle garden, we're now standing in the south end.

The southeast part of the garden

Thanks to the neighbor's trees, it's shady here.

Heucheras! H. 'Paris' blooms red all summer. In front of it is 'Green Spice'.

I finally found the right place for Rue (Ruta graveolens). It was a pathetic thing just a few months ago
but now it looks better than it ever has.

Last week I spotted this little Primula on the clearance rack at Home Depot. $3
(Primula japonica, I think.)

Sedum s. 'Cape Blanco' does well in shade. Who'd a thunk?

The Sedums seem happy to mingle among the Dianthus so I let them. 

I'm hoping my Hesperaloe will bloom. It actually gets a lot of sun in this spot.

The first Japanese Iris blossom (Iris ensenta 'Variegata)

Parahebe perfoliata reaching toward the light

Raspberries on the left

Looking north

Looking farther north

Nectaroscordum siculum is a hummingbird magnet, while behind it,
variegated comfrey (Symphytum x uplanicum 'Axmiinster Gold')  is a bumblebee magnet.

Verbascum before the rain

The north lawn replacement

The north end of the garden

Geranium 'Orion'

Lychnis chalcedonica 'Pinkie'

'William Baffin' is blooming!

Geranium pratense 'Dark Reiter' and Sedum 'Ogon'

The patio area

Podophyllum 'Spotty Dotty' and Hakonechloa 'Albo Striata'

Darmera peltata skirted with Hakonechloa 'Albo Striata'

Sidalcea cusickii

One of  few Cannas that didn't succumb to winter's cruelty.

Dryopteris erythrosora 'Brilliance' living up to its name

Phormium 'Sundowner' (I think) from HD this year.
I couldn't resist. I'm going to protect it this winter. 
Okay, that's enough for now. Thanks for stopping by. 


  1. Your garden's in full swing now, Grace! Is that tall, dark-foliaged plant with the pink flowers in photo #35 Sambucus nigra? Whatever it is, it's lovely (and my guess is that it wouldn't grow here). The grass in the same photo is impressive too (and also unknown to me).

  2. Amazing ! So much treasures ! Thank you Grace for the ride.

  3. At first I thought OMG it's a jungle so much so close BUT then realized it's looking GOOD. Soooo many plants don't know how you do it. Happy weekend.

  4. Looking good, Grace! I love the shot with the Parahebe. I'm starting to fall behind in my blogging. Too much to do! I'm hoping to get a post written this weekend.

  5. WOW! Your gardens are fantastic with so much beauty to see and enjoy.

    Happy Summer ~ FlowerLady

  6. Thanks for this! I've missed these strolls through your garden.

  7. The garden is fabulous.
    Love the William Baffin rose.

  8. This is the best time for us PNW gardeners , everything so lush and fresh . Before the heat and drought of July , August and Sept. !

  9. Looking good, Grace! You certainly have an amazing collection of plants and garden decorations. That Physocarpus is awesome!

  10. Gracie - I just want to tell you what a pleasure it is to see your garden. I had lots of questions, but with my painful typing hand, need to use it to do my work first-:) I love the plants you put together, I love the way you give everybody a chance even after the brutal winter we had. I love that you know so darned much...sending happiness your way, with a big dose of appreciation for your photos and your blog. Susie

  11. Wonderful and so much to see! I love your pathways and rock materials (no lawn!). Do you grow the white Parahebe? We have it at the nursery and I keep looking at it. No one has bought any of it.

  12. Touring your garden would be like a mysterious journey, I don't think you could ever see it all!


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