While the micro-views are useful to plant enthusiasts, myself included, the sense of how the plants fit together frequently gets lost. Heather of Xericstyle is introducing a new meme featuring wide shots of the garden at the beginning of each month. I thought the exercise would provide me a good opportunity to chronicle the evolution of my garden so I'm joining in with the widest view I could manage of my backyard border. At this time of the year this feels a little like posting pictures of my dirty laundry but here we go.
|Photo taken from the back door|
|Side view of the back border taken from the left|
|Side view of the border taken from the right|
In addition to brown spots in the lawn, you may notice that there are a lot of holes in the border. Some of this is attributable to summer die-back but the immaturity of the plants is a bigger factor. Most of what you see here was added within the last 12-15 months when I pushed the width of the border out by 6 feet. I also continue to change my plant selections as I make determinations as to which plants do well here and which don't. Many revisions are already planned for the fall planting season.
The good news with respect to the state of my back border is that, when it looks shabby, one only has to lift one's eyes to the horizon for a better view.
Please go to Heather's blog, Xericstyle, to see the great wide view of her front garden, and to find links to wide views offered by other gardeners. Thanks for pushing me to document a broader view of my garden, Heather!