Come Into My Garden - July
I haven’t done a ‘Come Into My Garden’ post for so long but since I spent all weekend macheteing my way through the jungle that had grown up while we were away I thought I might as well get a blog post out of it.
The oak-leaf hydrangeas, nandinas, lilies and lavender have all gone a little crazy as you can see, but there’s still plenty of pretty to be had. I think I’ve got some lemonade in the fridge.
Rose ‘Christopher Marlow’ Some lily or other
Rose ‘Zephirine Drouhin’ in the shade
Echinacea Big Sky ‘Sundown’ and some straggly thing I bought at the garden centre last year.
Geum ‘Fire Lake’
Echinacea Big Sky ‘Summer Sky’ and ‘Sundown’
Mixed echinaceas The most ginormous lily in the world (around 7 feet)
A glorious tangle
The world’s most ginormous lily with nandinas and oak-leaf hydrangeas
Oak-leaf hydrangea with and without lavender
It’s REALLY tricky to photograph the garden in summer I’ve decided. Either the sun is casting dark shadows over everything, making it look even messier than it is. Or else the it’s grey and overcast and looks like November. Seattle doesn’t do soft diffused sunlight at all.