My gardens are what I call June and July gardens, when there are a few other colors besides green to liven the yard. The slugs and snails have yet to chew the hostas to ribbons, and everything still looks fresh. In early summer, the gardens are at their best, and I never get tired of looking at them.
It is not easy to take pictures to get the sweep of the beds, but the following pictures will give you some idea of what the gardens look like right now.
Here is the front yard. As I’m sure you can see, there’s still a lot of green. But look! There is also some yellow.
And if you look a little closer, you can see the purple of Jacob’s ladder, which seems to be thriving. I am particularly fond of yellow next to purple, and I will be planting more Jacob’s ladder next year.
The yellow repeats itself in the backyard. The evening primroses are one of the few flowers that actually thrive in these gardens on the edge of the woods. Wish the evening primroses lasted longer.
Like the evening primroses, summer, beautiful summer, is all too brief.