Garden views and summer perennials

sprucebudJuly 29, 2012

Sweet William 'Sooty'

Picea omorika 'Bruns'

Picea pungens 'Filip's Blue Compact'

Richard

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
dcsteg(5 Shawnee, KS.)

Nice photo shoot Richard. Everything looks well cared for.

Sure put my garden to shame.

I can't even grow grass.

Dave

    Bookmark   July 29, 2012 at 3:10PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
gardener365(5b Illinois USA)

Yep, it looks really good. To garden with perennials and conifers is a lot more work, more work than I'd be willing to put forth.

What's the red-petaled shasta daisy looking perennial above Sweet William 'Sooty'?

Dax

    Bookmark   July 29, 2012 at 3:24PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
sprucebud

What's the red-petaled shasta daisy looking perennial above Sweet William 'Sooty': Helenium 'Mardi Gras'
Richard

    Bookmark   July 29, 2012 at 3:59PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
gardener365(5b Illinois USA)

Thanks.

Dax

    Bookmark   July 29, 2012 at 4:32PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
coniferjoy(z7 The Netherlands)

Very nice Richard!
The 'Filip's Blue Compact' is having a good time in your garden, it's shape will be nicer by the year :0)

    Bookmark   July 29, 2012 at 5:18PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Cher(6 SW OH)

Still lovely Richard. Everything looks so lush and GREEN. My green this year is brown. Nice not having to mow, but unfortunately everything else is brown also so it's nice looking at your beautiful gardens.
Cher

    Bookmark   July 29, 2012 at 5:24PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
wisconsitom

Haven't you heard Chohio, brown is the new green!

It actually rained again today......+oM

    Bookmark   July 29, 2012 at 8:05PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
gardener365(5b Illinois USA)

Jeezwiz, glad it's raining for someone.

Dax

    Bookmark   July 29, 2012 at 9:32PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
whaas_5a(5A SE WI)

Yeah they got close to 3"...

    Bookmark   July 29, 2012 at 10:49PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
whaas_5a(5A SE WI)

the other week.

Nice pics sprucebud!

    Bookmark   July 29, 2012 at 10:50PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
wisconsitom

Yeah, we've been quite blessed with rain lately. Too bad it took all summer to get here. And as I've noted previously, just under 60 miles due north of where I live lies my tree farm/woods property, which has been well watered all summer.

I don't mind hot or cold, windy or calm, but I can't stand drought.

+oM

    Bookmark   July 29, 2012 at 11:18PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
alley_cat_gw

Real real nice. What a pleasure to see! Great photography! I wish we could get 'Filip's Blue Compact' here. Yours looks great!
AL

    Bookmark   July 30, 2012 at 9:14AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
maple_grove_gw

Very, very nice set of photos. In my opinion, this is gardening at its best. I love the interplay of the soft herbaceous foliage with hard thin coniferous needles! But I'm with Dax, I just don't have the time anymore that perennials require to keep them looking right. Some day in the future the perennials will return to my garden, and I suppose that's something to look forward to.

What's the narrow upright seen through the panicles in the second photo? Really like that one.

Alex

    Bookmark   July 30, 2012 at 4:37PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
fotisr

Very beautifull stuff Richard!! I see your Picea omorika 'Aurea' hasn't yellowed much this year? Too little sun?

Best regards,
Fotis

    Bookmark   July 30, 2012 at 5:57PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
botann(z8 SEof Seattle)

Great pictures.
It's been fun watching your garden grow.
I like the 'Sootie' picture. Nice color combo.
Mike

    Bookmark   July 30, 2012 at 6:20PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
firefightergardener(7/8)

Awesome Richard, we have very similar tastes(only add a distaste for turf in my case).

Picea omorika's, Abies procera's, Helenium 'Mardi Gras', heathers, Japanese maples, the weeping beech!

I presume your Picea omorika 'Aurea' has the same lack of sunshine that mine has - the UK has had a very similar cool, cloudy Summer as the PNW.

Thanks for sharing, though we need more closeups on the conifers in your next post.

-Will

    Bookmark   July 31, 2012 at 12:32AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
sprucebud

Thank you for the appreciative comments.
Alex - I purchased the plant you are referring to in photo 2 as Picea omorika 'Pendula Bruns'. However, it appears from previous remarks that it is likely to be Picea omorika 'Bruns'. It certainly has a narrow form. Most unfortunately, a bird must have landed on its leader in the spring and took it off. New buds have since formed so we will see what happens next year.
Will - quite right. The lack of sun must have affected the Picea omorika 'Aurea'. We are having a poor summer. That said, my garden seems to be enjoying it!
Richard

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 11:32AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ghgwv

I have tried to mix perennials with my trees as well. You have done a much better job. I really like seeing what a really good garden looks like.

Gary

    Bookmark   August 3, 2012 at 11:30AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
"Best" Pseudotsuga for cold, eastern areas.
I'd like to add just a few Doug-trees to my menagerie...
wisconsitom
Deodar Cedar planted out back....
Finally got the hole dug and the Cedar in-ground. Lots...
greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a
Name Game
Hi Folks, Im making a few name tags today and im stuck...
alley_cat_gw
A question for the grafters among you
Hi,with experience,I've realised the main hurdle to...
gary77788
Can the cypress macrocarpa live in tropical country like Malaysia
Good Evening, I am a conifer fans that live in a hot...
how393
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™