The tour of my July garden, its front part, started here. Now, the tour continues with the side border that is also seen from the street. It has perennial geranium, astilbe, ferns, rugoza rose, etc. Some of those plants, such as rugoza rose, astilbe and California lilac, are struggling in the dry shade under huge fir trees.
On the opposite side, the same plants have more moisture and flourish. These California lilacs are tall and attract hundreds of bees when in bloom:
Astilbe, which grows in moist shade, is several times bigger than its relative across the lawn:
Passing several hydrangeas on the left, we come to the 'Terrace' garden. It has only two tiers, but is still a terrace, isn't it? I probably show it more than other part of my garden because it has a lot of perennials, berry shrubs and vegetables.
The terrace garden, which is pretty wide, also has a lot of depth, about 39 feet from front to back. How does it look from inside? This is only one small part:
Perennial phlox, roses, monarda, Russian sage, daylilies...
Alliums, daisies, verbascum...
In the lower picture, on the right, you can see black currant bushes:
This year, I am having a lot of black currant berries that I eat alone. No competitors. Too tart for everyone else!
Tall plants in the right part of the next picture are Joe Pye Weeds:
Bright pink flower below belongs to rugoza rose which creates a nice divider on the border with neighbors.
Nice healthy bushes are ready to spread if you let them. Here they are:
One more loook at the terrace garden. Vegetables are on the left side. You can see tomato cages and a bamboo screen for cucumbers. I probably don't need it this year since cucumber plants grow very slow. There is just not enough heat for them.
Not in the pictures, but in this parennial/vegetable garden are: raspberries, grapes, lavender, roses, calendula, gooseberry, berberry, dahlias, gladioli, salvia, canna, squash, pumpkin, potatoes, beans and some others.***Copyright 2011 TatyanaS