I’m enjoying posting along with Cathy from Words and Herbs and other gardeners around the world in showcasing the changing views our gardens offer through the weeks.
Today we return to Coppertop’s perennial beds. This is an area of six raised beds with a circular bed in the center.
Here is the view way back on April 25 and the view today from two angles, with part sun/part shade making photography challenging:
This week’s stars are the delphiniums. I love them! It’s been fun adding to their mass each year. So far just one variety has opened, and I’m hoping for a whole month of blooms.
Although most of the flowers in these beds are blues and whites, there are a few spots of pink, yellow, red, and black with weigela, geum, and poppies.
A lovely fragrance envelops these beds now that the white Rosa rugosa has begun to bloom in the center bed. Nestled beneath it and other large plants, Campanula persicifolia peek out. Although many gardeners consider them weeds, I’m always charmed by these bellflowers.
Catmint and hardy geraniums overflow a few of the beds. It’s time to cut them back for a second flush of blooms, but visitors arrive this weekend who would enjoy seeing the abundance first.
On the back side of the grapevine arch, one unnamed clematis is putting on a show.
Uphill in the black arches, another clematis ‘Guernsey Cream’ is a bright spot in all the shade. This cool spot in the garden was a welcome respite during a couple of hot days we endured this past weekend.
Shown April 25 and today:
From the deck just outside the kitchen window, the view to the black arches (in the shady distance) is currently a riot of color.
And from beneath the arches, the view of the foxglove border grows more enticing each day.