Wednesday, June 14, 2006

The Bigger Picture

Pictured: Jacob's Ladder (Polemonium caeruleum) and I think that's a yellow jacket collecting polllen...

Well, I have deemed the yard "green enough" to get a bigger picture of the yard with the lawn and raised beds. Previously, the bigger raised bed has looked mostly empty. I will be working on filling it in over the next year.

A colorado spruce and crabapple are the large trees and amid some tiny holes in the lawn you can see the "Carmine Jewel" tart cherries.
The dry stack rock raised beds contain only perennial flowers. At foreground are "Maureen" white Single Late tulips. I also have a few hostas, blue and white Jacob's ladder (Polemonium caeruleum and P. caeruleum album), a purple-leaf rose, "Double River Wye" daylily, yellow Gaillardia and other perennials in the same bed.

2 comments:

Kandace Groenewegen said...

What is the body of water peeking through the trees? VERY nice work! Remind me to invite you over for a few months when we have a yard for some landscape design 'volunteer' work!

Gardenista said...

That's Lac La Ronge in the background, where the neighbours park their floatplanes and boats. Our boat is still parked in the backyard!!!