Monday, June 13, 2011

This week in my garden....

Amy from During Quiet time has started having a weekly link up of Bloggers garden tours and I thought I would join along. I've realised today that this is going to be a challenge to find new things in my garden to show each week but it also might make me look at my garden in different ways to find new blooms or vistas that I take for granted but will be new to readers. It might also provide further incentive to get out there regularly to keep my garden looking nice and of course worthy of photographing. So here are some things I've found to share today. Above is one of  the many ferns that thrive in the shady areas. 

In our backyard we are lucky to have a grove of very tall Redwood trees which create a beautiful backdrop to our garden but also create a challenge as to what to grow underneath. We have about 6 on our property but the rest are owned by the neighbor below us. Quite a few years ago now we built some meandering steps in this area and I have since been slowly finding the right plants to thrive there and also plants that will cover the ground and suppress the weeds. The maidenhair fern on the bank in the above photo loves it here .

Tree rounds made into steps in this same woodland area. I am hoping to have these steps completely surrounded in maidenhair ferns eventually.

A lovely rich red Azalea just coming into bloom.

A two toned Azalea also just starting to flower this week. 

One of 3 Daphne bushes in my garden. This one is first to begin flowering and I can smell it beautiful perfume already as I walk past it.

Berries on a Clivia which has bold orange flowers during Summer.

Sorry yet another Azalea but doesn't this one have a pretty centre:) 

A delicate little ground cover in my rock garden around the front of our house. This is all I'm prepared to show you of this garden at this stage as it needs some serious weeding which I started doing yesterday.

My green thumbed Father has grown these annuals for me from seed and I shall be filling pots with them to provide some pockets of colour around the garden. I think I have Lobelia, Poppies, Pansies and Sweet William.
If you'd like to share your garden too go on over to Amy's blog and join the garden tour .

4 comments:

Michelle said...

You have a beautiful garden, thanks for sharing!

Amy said...

Thank you for linking up! I think you are right, it will be a challenge to keep going every week, and showing new things. Luckily, Mother Nature keeps changing the scenery for us a bit :)

Michele Pacey said...

That slope with the maidenhair fern is so beautiful! I like the tree-round path too. Things like that really make a garden, not just the plants, you know? Man, I'd love to take a walk in your garden...

Theophanie said...

The opening photo and the one of the white flowers in your rock garden may be some of my favorite garden photos ever! I think I will put them on my desktop. :)

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