So MLG was here this week. We worked on extending the patchwork path down between the two front beds, where the cherry tree is planted.
First, a step-down had to be created:
Bessie LOVES laying against the warm stones.
Looking back towards the patchwork path, where Noah is standing:
The new path, from the other end. That’s the cherry tree trunk, where Sophie is.
From up above. We didn’t leave any spaces for ground covers. Just made some “patches” with the extra small stones.
There wasn’t a whole lot new going on in the garden. Here is the Japanese Lantern (abutillion) It is ridiculously tall, even though I cut it down to practically nothing last winter.
It is finally starting to bloom.
This white hydrangea is blooming. It is a “hydrangea paniculata” (thank you Google images 🙂 )
I love the delicate flowers on this one.
The row of hydrangeas was one of the first things MLG planted in the ground for me. The three plants were in pots, and were not doing very well. Its taken a couple of years, but they finally seem established in their place in the garden.
I think a lot about this garden and how it has evolved. I never set out to create a big garden. I didn’t have a master plan. I did think a little bit about where we were adding features, and whether they would fit into the yard as a whole. But still I have no master plan. Is this how most gardens evolve?