My 2012 garden - pic heavy
Finally resized and organized some of the pics I took this year of my garden. It's definitely a 'work in progress' and still needs a lot of reorganizing but the soil has been amended, cardboard laid down in places, and lots of mulch applied to discourage weeds. Had all fencing redone.
This is an area that was full of weeds, quack grass, and self-seeders. Needed a lot of work and has many bare places. I did buy a few new plants but will be moving a lot of plants from other areas here. Beginning of labyrinth in the background. Rockery in foreground still needs some renovating.
The bed in the foreground is an oval bed I enlarged last year and it needed a lot of work this year to amend the soil, move plants, and weed. I used annuals to fill some bare spots but it needs more perennials to fill in.
This is the oval bed from a distance. Left foreground shows grass clippings mulch which has since been over-mulched with shredded bark. Still lots of weeds in this pic.
Path thru oval bed is bordered by Dusty Miller with perennial flax on one side and Munstead lavender on the other.
Lilac shrubs which may bloom next spring as the deer won't have 'pruned' them over winter.
I found an inexpensive source of shredded bark mulch so had 4 dump truck loads delivered. Part of it was used for the labyrinth which is still a work in progress. Many, many, many wheelbarrow loads were spread on the beds this year.
Pink yarrow... There were a lot of these in the wild garden as I allowed them to self-seed for years. Weeded out most and will probably seed more red ones in the spring.
Walker's Low - I propagated a lot of these last year but not all survived. I plan to take more slips next spring to make more as I like them as border plants.
I no longer winterize my roses and they all survived very well. This is Therese Brunet which is very hardy and vigorous and got a really good pruning this year.
Autumn Joy sedum in foreground and the posts for 7' tall deer fence in background. The mesh for the deer fencing is almost invisible.
I used these dark red snapdragons to fill in spaces and like them a lot. Will definitely use them again.
Perennial sunflowers which are really tall and bloom late summer and into fall. I need to move a few of these next spring.
Autumn Joy sedum close up. This is the first year they have not been eaten by the deer as I now have deer-proof fencing.