With everything growing in my yard, and I wanted to do another wander around town and see what was happening in other people’s gardens.
This house is just around the corner from ours, and Dave has made me promise I won’t do this with ours…
I had to laugh, because it’s not terribly far off from my eventual plans, though mine will be a touch tidier. There’s lots of wonderful plants in this yard, but there’s also a lot of wonderful weeds too. Here’s a close up of one of the beds.
As a side note: I just love daisies. They (and strawberries) are the ultimate symbol of June to me.
And remember the house with the Hellebores… it looked like their yard had serious potential. I could tell there were lots of gardens, but who knew what they held.
I went back last week and….
Hostas. Just garden after garden full of hostas! There were a few other things mixed in.. I saw some Heuchera, a few irises, and of course the hellebores… but it was literally 95% hostas. It looks like they might sell them – I saw a “sale” near the side of the house, so I’m guessing they are some sort of backyard grower.
Sadly, I’m not a big fan of hostas, so I was little disappointed.
But there are a lot of other lovely gardens in this town. This place reminded me of my townhouse gardens.
This is a little townhouse complex similar to our former one a few streets over. It’s much smaller than ours (maybe 15 units vs 120 we had), but obviously there’s some one there like me… willing to garden ever square inch available.
I love it when people make use of tree stumps in their garden design.
This house has TWO, and a barrel/water spout planter to boot!
Another house had THREE beautiful clematis growing over their fence.
A delight for both the homeowner and passersby. I am still deciding where to put the clematis I bought. I hope it will be as pretty of these!
A few houses away there’s this beautiful hedge…
I love the ombre effect of the leaves. The lighter/greener ones are under a tree, so they don’t get as much sun.
I am extremely envious of this house and its tire swing. I don’t think my maple is big enough for one… but I will talk to Dave and see.