You Asked for the Long View Part 2
This is the sequel to the post You Asked for the Long View Part 1 in which I showed you all the gardens along the front side of the house. I wrote that post to satisfy all my readers who have been asking to see the big picture of my garden. I took the photos for both posts using my recently purchased “new iPad”, which has a highly acclaimed camera function. After experimenting with it, I have concluded that the iPad does take decent photos but a lot of the reason they look so good is because the screen resolution on the new iPad is amazing. Once I downloaded the photos to my PC, they didn’t look so fabulous. The new iPad will not be replacing my camera anytime soon.
Before we begin the second half of the tour, I want to comment on the odd gardening season. Because the ground never froze this winter and March was so warm, everything started blooming a month early. I kept wondering when this was going to catch up with us, and the answer is now. There is not much blooming in my garden because it all bloomed early and later-flowering plants have gone back to their regular schedule. If you want to see what the gardens looked like when everything bloomed together, view the amazing photographs in Julie’s Carolyn’s Shade Gardens post on her blog Wife, Mother, Gardener.
The tour starts at my dry shade garden where we left off in the last post and continues down the hill to my production beds (see two photos above). From there, we turn to the left and loop up behind the house. One route branches off to the right to meander through the woodland garden and the other goes straight up the hill past our deck. It is hard to explain how it all fits together, but I will do my best.
The production beds are behind us, to the left is the water garden, which stays moist most of the year, and ahead is the back side of the house and the deck. The lower entrance to the woodland garden is hidden just ahead on the right.
I hope you have enjoyed the “big picture” tour of the gardens on the east side of the house. Stay tuned for a series of posts on all the wonderful gardens I have visited in the last few months.
Nursery Happenings: The nursery is closed until the fall. Thanks for a great spring season!
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