Moving on to the front garden, these shots don't show my island bed or the other side of the driveway but again it gives you an overview of the main sweeping bed.
Our garden room is essentially our side yard. Garden room sounds prettier to me and as many gardeners do, I'm in the process of naming the different pocket gardens that exist within our space. Our garden room was once just an ally between our home and our neighbors' home.
We added a fence and and arbor to create the garden room. Plantings are still a work in progress in this space but we do enjoy the privacy this addition gives us as our city plots are small.
I created the path out of brick and after laying garden fabric the pea gravel was added.
Along the left side of the fence we get full shade. In time I hope that my climbing hydrangea will cover that whole fence. Hydrangeas, hostas, solomon's seal, Japanese forest grass, ferns, lungwort, and hellebores fill the space.
As we move further into the space more of the shade garden comes into play. Here is what it looked like when we moved in.
As soon as I added the path the beans took to it. And the shady stroll garden was born! They skip through this space now and ring the chimes that hang from the tree. This bed consists of bleeding hearts, foam flowers, hostas, astilbes, lamium, annuals (impatiens and begonias) wild ginger, ligularia, beauty berry, grasses, goat's beard, weigela, creeping jenny, knotweed, snow on the mountain, golden Japanese spikenard and coral bells.
It's fun to see how far different areas have come over time. My goal is to make my way around our whole garden as the months go on.
See you in the garden!