Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Kent's fun summer project has been building a "little" bird feeder for our fine feathered friends.
We haven't had our bird feeders up for a couple of years and we thought we would have more visitors to a bird feeder if it were surrounded by protected habitat instead of against the house.
Kent set up a scaffolding with planks resting on ladders and the fence in order to have easy access to the construction. You can see this is in the southwest corner of the Japanese Garden, just across the fence from the Mediterranean Garden.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
This is the view of the waterfall in the Japanese Garden. Notice the beautiful Japanese iris that are part of the pond.
This is a bigger view of the rose garden. You can see the fountain running. The dramatic part of this garden right now is the bloom of "John Davis" roses over the white arbor. It is stunning!
Notice the lavendar clematis and the blue geraniums that are growing up amidst the roses. They are a wonderful contrast.
Here's a view of our Mediterranean Garden. The roses are in bloom all around it. We have a firepit that is gas and we love to sit out here and roast marshmallows.
The roses out here are just gorgeous. It is also very fragrant at this garden.
This is what the front yard looks like now. The gate leading to the rose garden has a beautiful rose "Darlow's Enigma" growing over the brick pillar.
These are the front barrels. We have yellow and purple flowers this summer and they have been very pretty.
Here's the front barrels. The green plants growing up randomly are snapdragons that have seeded. In a few weeks they will have pretty blossoms as well.