Just mentioning that rain keeps passing us by… we get a nice day of rain on Thursday. The sun came out in the afternoon with plants refreshed. I rarely show my shade plants because the garden overwhelms in color, but here are the shady areas in the back gardens. Like yesterday’s post, it was sunny plants all the way. This post mixes it up a bit.
The gardens in the back are little tree-covered garden rooms all having different character. Click through the galleries to see just about all of the gardens in the back. I love going to forests and woodlands, and as many shaded woodland gardens as you have seen on GWGT, you know I like to design and visit those gardens in the woods.
My property is tiny, but has quite a few trees which does afford shade and a bit of city privacy.
You can see a few of those trees in images to follow. I just happen to like flowers a tiny bit more than the shade loving counterparts. It is the “sometimes you feel like a nut, and sometimes you don’t” mentality. Some days shade is all you want around you. Even the flowers feel that way some days.
Shade means cool and moist. I think if the flowers could get up and move they would.
Some of the ‘hanger in there’ toppled Delphinium from Strong Wind, Garden Containers and Flower Arrangements.
This view below is from inside the dining room. It makes the garden seem BIG. BIG, BIG because the dining room jogs back into a separate garden space, plus you see the huge walnut and mulberry behind my garage to extend the view.
The rain was a nice change to really green up the gardens. The gallery below shows most of what you can see of the back gardens. I only skipped the driveway garden – sometimes I forget stuff. Just trimmed the boxwood and didn’t clean up the clippings yet either. Oh well, another day.
Famous last words right, “I’ll do it another day.”
Every so often a sunflower pops up. Feeding the birds in winter makes a few garden surprises. I even potted a few up that I rescued from too shady a spot.
You can see the Japanese Beetles and slugs like zinnia. One good thing about the lack of rain, it means the lack of slugs too. I always wanted a few chickens for slug patrol. Maybe one day if I move…
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