U.S.A., Washington State.
USDA zone 8a. Sunset climate zone 5
The garden looks so wonderful in each photo.I noticed the Hosta is blooming, mine is in a little pot on the porch. It has a shoot coming hope it blooms too.
Hi Linda! I love hostas growing in containers!
Your gardens are very beautiful in any season and truly inviting... it must be wonderful to experience all they have to offer on a daily basis! Larry
Larry, I feel relaxed and happy in my garden. Your garden is an inspiration for me!
Oh Tatyana, your garden is simply stunning and your German Shepherds, adorable! I'd only seen the gray and white part of your house. Is the brick part the front? (I'm guessing because of the garage doors there.) I'm so sorry that Alison and I missed the tour. We were at the garden bloggers' fling that weekend. Your home and garden are truly beautiful and it's wonderful that you share them with your lucky readers!
Peter, thanks! It'd be great if you and Alison could come over... Maybe, next June-July?
Wow, so much beauty to see. Everywhere one looks there is something visually wonderful or colorful. Different shapes and textures too. How wonderful to be able to walk around and enjoy all of this on a daily basis.Thanks for sharing ~ FlowerLady
Lorraine, thank you! It's especially nice now when there is no much garden work...
Just beautiful! What variety of hosta is that?
Thanks, Phillip! Could it be Ice Follies? I need to find a tag!
Tatyana, Your garden is a sight for tired eyes! Everything looks so fresh and lush. I love your choice of plants and I know the hummingbirds must love it, too! Thanks for sharing the photos of your beautiful gardens.
Dorothy, thanks! You are right - the hummingbirds are everywhere!
Your garden looks really fabulous Tatyana, that's what your dog thinks too because he has found the best seat to lay on. I wonder which Hosta that is, on the third picture with the beautiful wide white edges. And I see you have a pale yellow Phygelius, is that hardy over there. I have this too, but in winter i have to take this inside.
Janneke, thank you! That hosta looks similar to Ice Follies, but I am not 100% sure, sorry! Yellow Phygelius is hardy hear.
Amazing as usual. Yours may be the most stunning garden I have seen on the web, and I have seen many gorgeous ones. Your verbena bonariensis looks fabulous and makes me understand why some people love it. It looks scraggly and washed out in my garden. Must be a Southern thing.
Sarah, thank you so much! I think verbena likes our mild climate!
Your garden is beautiful in July, as in every month! Obviously you have a talent with design as well as gardening. Love the Crocosmia! Any advice for growing it?
Thank you, Plant Postings! I used to grow an orange crocosmia. When it started to ovetake the whole flower bed, I dug it out and promised not to plant again! Well, Lucifer is so beautiful, I couldn't resist, but put it in the container. In my garden, crocosmia grows in poor dry soil. I feed it now when it grows in the container. In some countries it's considered invasive. I should admit that I've got scared while digging it out: there were hundreds of little bulbs, and they still show up now, several years later...
We love your garden Tatyana, planting is superb and the atmosphere of your garden, so calm and peaceful :)
Mark and Gaz, thank you fo finding time to comment on my blog now, when you go through such a challenge in your life!
Your garden is just beautiful and I had to scroll through part 1 and part 2. I love the portraits of your dog. He looks so cozy curled up in the chair.
Jennifer, thanks! Those dogs need to learn how to remove dog hair from the couch!
dear tatyana, i love the garden, and I love the varied photos, the way you have taken some in landscape, others closeup. Beautiful post. And I love the little violinist - is it a cat? If it is, it's the best kind of cat, that won't hurt the birds.
catmint, yes, it's a cat! I agree he is adorable and harmless! I wish he could hunt slugs!
Beautiful Tatyana and everything looks so 'in it's place' as if effortless which I am sure it is not. I love the dog walking like a wolf across the photos and particularly like the white edged Hosta - it all looks a bit exotic and quite lovely
Joanne, thank you! You know, sometimes I look at this garden and think: Is it really my garden?
Your garden looks lush and wonderful! I notice that you have the double flowered 'Snowflake' hydrangea. Did you know that it was first discovered and propagated for sale a few miles from me? Eddie Aldridge is the founder of Aldridge Gardens that I have written about on my blog. His dad reproduced it from a single cutting taken from a shrub discovered in Libscomb, Alabama, and all of the ones in the trade came from there. Originally, there were 3 cuttings, but a nursery worker inadvertently threw them away. Only one cutting could be saved. Meanwhile, the original mother plant from which the cuttings were taken had died, so the Snowflake hydrangea almost didn't happen! Mr. Aldridge never had a patent on the plant. He just wanted to share it with others so that it would be reproduced. Now they are grown all over the world!
Deb, I didn't know this! THANK YOU SO MUCH for this interesting information! And thanks to Mr. Aldridge too!!! This is a wonderful plant!
Love the 'Snowflake' hydrangea, I think I have 'Snow Queen' or 'Snowflake', need to find the tag! The puppy is getting big! He looks like he is quite comfortable in that chair.
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