I have a fairly new garden. We’ve lived here slightly less than 3 years. When we moved in there were very few plants established. Of course, the peonies were here and some lovely hostas. But, that was about it. We fell in love with the 4 beautiful trees in the front yard: a shag hickory, a weeping willow, a sugar maple and a catalpa. I also saw the potential for a garden, but didn’t do any planting until the following summer. Since then, its been trial and error in this rocky soil. Some things do well, others don’t. I tend to stick to perennials which means I have to be patient until they get established. I’ve been trying roses, with limited success. The bugs certainly seem to like them. Some scenes from the garden:
I will post more photos as the summer progresses. I missed the blooms on the Catalpa tree – they appeared and disappeared when I was away. If you’ve never seen a blooming Catalpa, you must. It is a glorious sight – snowy, fragrant white blooms all over the tree. They only last for a week or two and I think the heat this year shortened their bloom time. We have three Catalpas; one in the front yard and two up in the wooded portion of the property.
Have a wonderful weekend.