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Walk through my Early Summer Landscape

When you read this, I will probably be on a plane on my way to my first Garden Bloggers Fling in Washington, D.C. I am so excited to spend time with other garden-loving folks while walking through amazing public and private gardens in the nation’s capitol, Maryland and Virginia. And I can’t wait to share them with you all when I get back.

In the meantime, talk a walk with me through my early summer landscape.

If you read my post about my Front Porch Tropical Paradise, you already know how I planted the pots and window boxes in the front of our home. They are all growing very nicely.

The plants in the window boxes are starting to weave together.

The plants in the pots by the front door are happy!

I was a little concerned how the fuchsia and ferns would do in this metal trough. They seem to be doing just fine even though they are probably getting a little more sun than they would prefer.

The ferns in the vintage plant stand are growing like gangbusters. It won’t be long before they form a solid wall of ferns.

The foundation garden in front features hostas, hellebores and coral bells. Impatiens dot the bed with color.

Hostas are the stars of the shade garden on the west side of our home. Their foliage offers incredible color. The allium proudly rises above the hostas to present their globe-shaped blooms.

On the other side of our home are borders bathed in sunshine.

Asclepias tuberosa, commonly called butterfly weed, welcomes monarchs to lay their eggs upon its leaves and drink its nectar.

The daisies are just beginning to bloom.

Geranium ‘Max Frei’ is one of my favorites.

The flowers of hydrangeas are just starting to open. They put on quite a show all summer long.

The containers on the decks in back host a variety of shrubs, perennials and annuals. Hydrangea ‘Let’s Dance Moonlight’ has been blooming since the end of May and is showing no signs of letting up.

Pentas and salvia in this pot invite butterflies, bees and hummingbirds to partake in their nectar. I am so happy with this color combination!

Hummingbirds feast on the nectar-rich Salvia ‘Black & Blue’ every day!

The shade garden way at the back of our yard is always the last to get weeded and watered. This garden is pretty much up for grabs. The turtlehead and Hydrangea ‘Annabelle’ have taken advantage of the opportunity and grown into lovely colonies.

I am completely smitten with Aralia ‘Sun King’ and have planted them in several places around the yard. Read more about Aralia ‘Sun King’ here.

I hope you enjoyed our walk. I can’t wait to share photos of the beautiful gardens I see in the next few days. Garden with me!

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