What’s Growing NOW in my Ohio zone 5b Garden….
I’m really excited this season to have some of my all time flavors growing in a large container on my pond deck. These are new varieties with the same great flavors I look forward to each summer.
From My Front Door to The Deck
Step out off the front porch and you will cross the stone driveway. Stones can be a challenge living in the country but they are the most efficient way to create walkways and driveways. Along the border from my porch to that stone drive is sedum grown cover and perennial geraniums. The creeping phlox in photo below along right edge is done blooming and stays green until snow fall in late December.
The Garden / Landscape Around The Pond Deck
When I look out my front door I see a few of the first gardens I added to our property over 10 years ago. I’m a big fan of the yellow ground cover sedum and the hot pink spirea. They are great growers in Northwest Ohio landscapes. In 2005 when we added a sunroom onto our home we successfully moved a dogwood tree. This tree is now in the landscape out along the pond deck leading to the fire pit patio, pond and my traditional veggie garden.
Keep Walking …..
As you continue to walk past the dogwood the landscape path in the lawn doesn’t end. The Biltmore Rose I planted in 2014 was a souvenir purchased after being an official judge at the rose trials that year. It is a nice welcome to the fire pit patio attached to the deck and pond.
What to add next to a patio with fire-pit? I suggest ornamental grasses and maybe some eye candy like the Biltmore Rose to get you there.
Out Beyond the Pond Lawn Border
About 100 feet from the fire-pit area is the garden I’ve dedicated to Grace Kitty. This is her favorite place to hangout. I’m not sure if it is the cushions on the swing for catnaps or if it is the berry patch where she chases birds away that attracts her most.
Strawberries : June Berry Bumper Crop
There will be more berries from this patch to come because I have a few different varieties mixed in. Not sure that is a bad or good thing to do … Mix it up!
— GardenChat w/ Bren (@BG_garden) June 20, 2013
Week 5 of the Growing Now Tour
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