A Bird's Eye View of the Front Garden

on Monday, September, 05 2011 @ 11:28:02 pm (242 words)
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I decided I would give a bird's eye view of the front garden for no other reason than I thought it would be fun and not something you see everyday. Most of the time I am showing my garden from a standing viewpoint on the ground, or a close up view of the flowers.

As you can see from the photos, the drought has been very hard on the grass and most of it has been choked out by weeds. I don't waste water on watering grass as usually it will go dormant and come out when the rains come. However, the last few years have seen drought conditions here and the grass is mostly gone from the front garden.

The photos were made several weeks back; the half moon bed is much fuller now as I transplanted some things into that bed after the photo was taken. In the middle photo you can see that I need to finish a border that will curve around the Deutzia scabra to meet up with the Gardenia. I also hope to have the border built along the bed in front of the fence. In the last photo, the oval bed behind the Deutzia scabra did not do very well this year. In fact, any bed near the trees just had too much competition from the tress for water.

If you click on a photo, you can bring up a larger version in a lightbox.


Comment from: Steve [Visitor]
SteveFantastic. Can see the benefits of the rock garden configurations. Thought I saw a vole beside the fence ( red flowers ). They are hams are they not?
09/05/11 @ 23:56
Comment from: kimberly [Member]  
KimmyI would not doubt you saw a vole, I found some holes in that bed just the other day.
09/06/11 @ 00:00
Comment from: mick [Visitor]
micknice work Kim very good indeed
09/06/11 @ 03:58
Comment from: ChristyKid [Visitor]
ChristyKidThis is so beautiful, Kimberly!!
02/21/12 @ 03:25
Comment from: Jeff [Visitor]
Jeffso very beautiful!! I know this represents a lot of hard work!
03/20/12 @ 11:29
Comment from: kimberly [Member]  
KimmyYes, a lot of hard work. Carrying those stones from the property was very hard work. Digging the beds and mixing in the compost and topsoil is hard work too. However, all that hard work pays off in beautiful flowers that I get to enjoy.
03/20/12 @ 15:03

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