On one side of our house is a large patio with steps going down to the lady garden. One end is bordered by a rose arch, and the opposite side is adjacent to the herb bed and dog lot. Continuing my series of seasonal views of Deb's Garden, today we'll walk around the patio and enjoy the views from there.
First, here are views taken over the past year through the rose arch. A Zephirine Drouhin rose grows on one side of the arch and a jasmine vine on the other. This year the jasmine has about taken over. Next year I will have to call this my jasmine arch!
Standing by the rose arch one can look down the hill toward the arbor at one end of the lady garden:
I searched, but I couldn't find the pot of gold at the end of that rainbow!
Just beyond the rose arch is the path that leads around the front lawn to the front garden. A small secondary path seen to the right is another way to get to the lady garden:
If we are leaving the lady garden, going up the main steps to the patio, these are some views seen through the seasons:
Finally, back on the patio, lets take a look at the herb garden. It is put together with a higgledy-piggledy assortment of rocks and leftover bricks and pavers from other projects. Technically it may not be an herb bed, because its contents are eclectic. Here I grow dianthus, oregano, basil, chives, salvia, sedum, penstemon, sweet peppers and onions, and the four corners are bordered with knockout roses. I am fretting over the whole area, and there are future plans to double the size.
The last shot above shows the herb bed's location, separated from the picket fence of the dog lot by a grassy path. I hope you have enjoyed the tour! My next post will conclude the five part series of seasonal views of my gardens.
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