Saturday, June 9, 2012

June-flowering perennials

It's amazing that this mixed shrub perennial border (a focal point from the porch) looks nice at all.  No irrigation.  A minimal bit of spring and fall cleanup. No mulch, dead-heading, dividing, pruning, etc.

But it has continued to look pleasing season after season.  I add plants, remove interlopers and declining plants, but really do very little 'gardening' there, although after the last two dry summers, I was thinking about redoing it entirely.
Perennial border in June
Even though I was busy this spring and didn't do much, graced with moisture and mild temperatures, the plants in the border have flourished.

It's been a pleasure to look at over the last few weeks.

4 comments:

  1. You truly have a beautiful garden. Your surroundings look peaceful.

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    1. Thanks, Angela!

      We definitely have tried to create a garden space that makes us feel at home... and it IS peaceful now (aside from the wildlife).

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  2. Those are my favorite kinds of gardens. It is very pretty.

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    1. Thank you, Mary -- this border is looking amazing this spring, considering how scruffy it looked last fall!

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