Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Blank Slate

The crew of gardeners has come and gone (they will be back briefly tomorrow to fix a stone wall), and my garden is a wonder to me. But in a Japanese way, as there is not a lot growing.

Instead, its bare bones are exposed, the few sturdy established shrubs have room to breathe, and everything else is mulched.

I had forgotten the beauty of my stone paths, which form a pleasing not-quite-symmetry in the circle. And there's my little stone-bordered ornamental pond filled with water irises, and my little retaining walls. All so relieved to be rescued from the overgrowth of weedy abandonment.

I'm looking forward to a fall of lots and lots of planting. Weed-free til October is my cry!


Anonymous said...

Bones are good. Without bones one cannot attach muscle and tissue...of the garden. :o)

Leah said...

This looks like a great place for meandering!

Knit-Wit said...

Your pictures make me miss my beautiful perennial garden in SD. I love Tiger Lilies.

theups said...

So pretty even like this!! But at the same time, I would love to be in there planting, too, to see what could become of it!!

Weed free....aaaahhh!!

Mrs. U

Shannon said...

Weed free is nice, isn't it! My MIL was here a week and a half ago and helped me do the same thing. It's so nice to see my gardens cleaned up that I almost don't want to plant anything!...except my husband probably wouldn't appreciate me letting all my little plants die that I have on the back step waiting to go into the ground... :)

Autumn said...

I love that last picture!

PaperCrank said...

Happy Gardening!!

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