Landscape & Gardening

More Garden Moments

This photo was taken from the alley.
This photo was taken from the alley.

Should you meander down my alley, this is what you would see. With just a fancy lace chain link fence dividing my back garden from the alley, there’s nothing to obstruct this view. The following photographs were taken at the beginning of July when all plants were looking their best and blooming with one exception, my Texas Lilac Vitex. It had the unfortunate luck of blooming profusely four weeks prior when we had weeks of clouds and rain. Click on the link below for more views of my back garden.

Landscape Architect: Michael Parkey

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(above) In this bed, last winter’s extended freezes killed more than half of my Pink Skullcaps and most of the Zexmenia. Which means, this section is back to where it was when it was first created three years ago. The fencing is to keep my dogs out. For some reason they love to eat the Zexmenia, and in doing so they trample and break the skullcap's stems. Gggrrrr.
(above) In this bed, last winter’s extended freezes killed more than half of my Pink Skullcaps and most of the Zexmenia. Which means, this section is back to where it was when it was first created three years ago. The fencing is to keep my dogs out. For some reason they love to eat the Zexmenia, and in doing so they trample and break the skullcap’s stems. Gggrrrr.

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(above) In front of the two Japanese maples, you'll notice three Sabal minor palms. They replaced three oakleaf hydrangea shrubs that refused to thrive in this location which happens to be the lowest portion of this shade garden where the soil would never dry out. We deliberately designed this area so that all water would drain away from the garage and house. Obviously there are some hydrangeas that don't like wet feet. The Sabal minor palms are very slow growers, but maybe in five years or so, they'll provide a more impressive show.
(above) In front of the two Japanese maples, you’ll notice three Sabal minor palms. They replaced three oakleaf hydrangea shrubs that refused to thrive in this location which happens to be the lowest portion of this shade garden where the soil would never dry out. We deliberately designed this area so that all water would drain away from the garage and house. Obviously there are some hydrangeas that don’t like wet feet. The Sabal minor palms are very slow growers, but maybe in five years or so, they’ll provide a more impressive show.

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3 thoughts on “More Garden Moments”

  1. Judy says:

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing. I love, love the metal bench.

    1. Patsy Ann says:

      Thanks, Judy! I bought that metal bench years ago at some junky flea market.

  2. Saira says:

    Absolutely beautiful!

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