Monday, July 22, 2013

Patty's Garden

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
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

Echinacea purpurea

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.

Please check out my other blog Astrid's Home - this week I'm featuring Makeup and Beauty products.


Laurrie said...

Patty's garden is lovely -- I like the plants you featured, and I love that shot of her shady deep second back yard. How great that you got to meet up and tour each other's gardens!

Patty said...

Hi Astrid, Thanks so much for the visit. It was great to see you again. I remember it was one of the very hot and humid days during the heat wave- thank goodness that's over. The photos look so nice and there are a couple of shots I have never even taken of the garden myself. Thanks for showcasing my garden, we should do this again sometime.

Astrid said...

Hi Laurrie
Patty's garden truly is lovely! It is so interesting that we had the chance to meet and then see each others' gardens in person. Thanks for reading this post.

Hello Patty
I had a lovely time touring your place. Just like you saw and photographed my garden from unique angles, I guess I must have done the same in yours. Always fun when that happens! Please stay in touch and have a great rest of the gardening season!

Alistair said...

I like the idea of showcasing someone else's garden. Great garden shots and stunning pictures of the Echinacea

Gardens at Waters East said...

Thanks for sharing Patty's garden. I too had a fellow blogger here this past summer. It is always nice to see the person behind the "screen". She took plants back to Louisiana this past Fall. That sure will be a different life for those flowers from their original home here in zone 4-5 and the gardens on Lake Michigan. Jack

Astrid said...

Hi Alistair
Thank you! Yes, it's been a great experience.

Hi Jack
How interesting that you met a fellow blogger too! Cool! Hope your plants grow for her in Louisiana.

Jennifer said...

Hi Astrid, Patty has such a nice spae to work with. I would love to have a creek at the back of my property and am sure it attracts lots of wildlife. Flowering Raspberry Rubus odoratus is a plant that I admired near a waterfall we visited, but I did not know its name. The flowers are almost rose-like.
It was a black walnut that came down in that recent storm. I was surprised to see that the root system was fairly shallow. I have a love-hate relationship with out black walnut. I hate the walnuts which litter the yard, but the place wouldn't be the same without this magnificent tree.

Astrid said...

Hi Jennifer
Patty said she loves her walnut trees and now, having seen them, I agree they are perfect in her backyard.
I am surprised that they have a shallow root system, being native and all.
It was fun seeing her garden and photographing it.

Joanna said...

nice to meet a person who also likes flowers. Have a great week.

Adela Roger said...

Patty's lawn is charming -- I like the vegetation you presented, and I really like that taken of her sketchy strong second lawn. How great that you got to fulfill up and trip each other people's gardens!

Adelaroger @ garden design Brisbane