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The Garden 2013 & 2014

January 25, 2014 by Gilli in The Gardens

Winter is a time for looking back with at those things which gave us pleasure during the past and also looking forward to what we hope to do this next year. I was extremely pleased last summer by the displays of lupins & peonies. The long border was a treat most of the year and, due to the annuals, the circular border was also good most of the season. In particular the Everlasting flowers did very well. The difficult wet spring weather inevitably affected the annual plantings & the snapdragons did not come up to the 2012 results. However, I have decided to feature on the following to supplement the perennials, most of them my reliable favorites. Zinnia Geant de California; Aster Duchesse Mix; Capucine mix (Nasturtiums); Cosmos Dazzler; Girofler (Stocks) Beauty of Nice; Eschocholzia Mix (California Poppy); Muflier (Snapdragon) Tom Thumb; Pavot (Poppy) Fleur de Pivoine Dble Mix; Tagetes (Oeillet d’Inde) F1 Zenilo Gold; Phlox de Drummond; and Sauge Coccinneo (Perennial Red Sage). As usual I will propogate these in my own little greenhouse & the weather permitting we will all have the pleasure of them during the summer months.

Lupins, Red Hot Poker & shrubs form the basis of this border with added annuals.

Lupins, Red Hot Poker & shrubs form the basis of this border with added annuals.

The circular border encloses a semi private lawn where it is wonderful to sunbathe.

The circular border encloses a semi private lawn where it is wonderful to sunbathe.