Wednesday, May 18, 2016

New borders ~

The removal of the big shade tree last year required some changes in the back garden, including a new gravel sitting area and two new borders lining the brick pathway that bisects the garden.

Last year the two new borders looked like this:
This spring they look like this:

Looking into the new border from the driveway

Looking out onto the gravel driveway.

After a spring rain

What you can't see in these pictures is the new gravel sitting area to the left of the path. I eventually want to plant a new shade tree here but I must wait a bit. Meanwhile an umbrella does the job, I hope to share this spot with you in a later post.
Since I took these picture the larkspur has put on quite a show, this is the first time I have ever had what I considered enough larkspur. I will be cutting lots of it to dry before I pull it out to plant my zinnia seedlings. Zinnias are wonderful annuals for our hot, hot summers.

Thank you for visiting


  1. Absolutely stunning! I'd love to have a spot like this.

  2. What a difference a season makes. The new borders are so lush and full - just beautiful.

  3. Beautiful borders. You have so much energy, wish I had some.

  4. Oh your borders are stunning. The flowers are wonderful. Enjoy your garden this weekend.


  5. Must be a delight to walk through this lovely garden paths in the middle of all these fragrance !!
    Thank you dear Adrienne for the visit and the compliment!!!

  6. I may have to try Zinnias as we are hot here too. Your yards are always so lovely. Wondering if you might show us your porch that you were working on some time back?

  7. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous garden! Love the new borders!
    Hugs, Jody

  8. Quite a transition - it looks beautiful!!! You simply must love being in your garden - and gardening is something so rewarding.

  9. I always love to see your yard but these borders are amazing! Do you want to head north and help me make my yard a beautiful place to be? Wouldn't that be fun!


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