Finally ready to post some pics of my new garden (lots of them)
I've been working on my Spiral Garden for about a year and a half now, and I'm finally ready to share some photos. This area was hot, ugly, and weedy before I started working on it, now I think it's the prettiest part of our yard. The inspiration actually came from a necessity to both cover up but leave accessible the covers for the septic tank and grey water systems, which happen to be offset oddly so that they could not be contained by a neat path and needed something swooped.
This one is taken from the other direction and shows the nice privacy trellis my DH built, there are some Clytostoma callistegioides vines on it that I planted in April. They are pretty small now but growing fast and I can't wait to see what they look like when they bloom.
This spot gets an odd mix of sun and shade so I wasn't sure what to plant, to get a better idea of what would do well where I decided to plant a mix of sun and shade lovers. I got a pair of seed mixes 'Fairy Meadow' and 'Made in the Shade' and I scattered both liberally in the spiral. I am very pleased with the result, it's a nice chaotic profusion of flowers.
I think this is Clarkia unguiculata, I love the vibrant color, it's another first in my garden.
Thanks for looking, I think this is the most beautiful garden I've ever created, it inspires me to work harder on the front. ;o)