It's fun to virtually "meet" fellow bloggers on the Internet although you never figure that you'll actually REALLY meet a fellow blogger in person.
Well, I did!
Patty King is a local Burlington garden blogger who came to one of the tours I hosted in June. She took photos of my garden and featured it in her post http://gardeningpomona.blogspot.ca/2013/07/a-visit-to-astrids-garden.html
She invited me to visit her garden as well and I was able to do that last week.
Patty's huge garden is in a very lovely area of Burlington. Her property is deep, backing onto the Roseland Creek.
Many of Patty's plantings are native to the area. She adores her 3 huge black walnut trees (even though many gardeners I have spoken to do not share that enthusiasm :) and has a very interesting variety of shrubs and perennials.
Along the driveway…..Lavender angustifolia 'Munstead'
Near the front door……..Japanese Maple - Acer palmatum dis. 'Inaba Shidare'
Patty says she likes the blooms of Hydrangea 'Invincibelle Spirit' but is disappointed that it "flops"
Boltonia asteroides 'Nana'
The view through to what Patty calls her "second backyard"
This plant used to be called Cimicifuga but is now called Actea racemosa (Asian black bugbane)
This is Pagoda Dogwood Cornus alternifolia - the second shot is a close-up of the berries
Mountain Maple Acer spicatum and its delicate little keys
Looking way up into the branches of one of the Black Walnuts
The view back towards the house includes the black walnut trees, Hemlock and a flowering raspberry
The beautiful mauve flower of the Flowering Raspberry Rubus odoratus
The European Honeysuckle bush Lonicera periclymenum and its lovely red berries
Roseland Creek at the very back of the property
Gorgeous dark burgundy Coreopsis 'Mercury Rising'
Echinacea purpurea 'Alba'
Butterfly Weed Asclepias tuberosa
Thanks again, Patty, for taking me on a tour of your great garden!
Patty writes 2 blogs - Gardening Pomona and Women and the Garden, in which she relates the history of the garden and the roles women played in it.
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