|View of a garden taken through the glass|
There were several poor plant choices made in the lay out of this garden, however there are also a couple plant choices which have been excellent. Lining the pea gravel paths is Autumn Joy sedum backed with shades of blue iris. I would say the first 3-4 years this was an incredibly good choice. It always showed to advantage. At this point being perennial, desperately needs to be re-divided widening the path.
Pointing up each of the centers of the corner rhomboid shapes are Alberta spruce. The original thought was to clip them into a formal spiral. Clipping is, however, a time-consuming activity, and has not been done. Running parallel to the center diamond are bands of yew clipped flat in a wide curled double "S". There are some good bones here.
Plants were massed in the planted areas. Still, there are a large number of interesting plants here: the large large-leaved rhododendron which bloom in large balls of bloom in the spring, the Annabelle hydrangea, sundrops, allium glaucum, pink and white bleeding heart, masses of Asiatic and Orienpet lilies, various other species alliums. There are also pedestrian things like rudbeckia which, however, is a good choice interplanted with the sundrops providing a continuously blooming triangle.
As the long view of this garden positions the sunrise behind the fountain from my window and the fall fog will hang like a mist above this garden at sunrise it provide a view of a garden in transitional light with the dew hanging heavy on the fall-colored foliage. The fall colors backlit in the morning sunlight is something not present in my home garden. It is an aspect of the light I have been admiring here, however over-run "my" new garden is.
It brings me joy.