To varying degrees, there are changes in every area of my garden. Want to see?
The Main Rose Bed looks a mess. But changes are coming! It will look quite a bit different in a few weeks, after I have pruned the roses and cut back the dead stems of the lantana, the cannas, and the asters. One element that would greatly improve the look of this bed in the winter would be evergreens. When I designed this bed, I considered mixing evergreens with the roses. I generally do put evergreens in all of my beds. But I wanted this bed to be filled only with roses and their companions.
|Main Rose bed|
Still, it needed some green. A green backdrop would be the perfect touch for winter - and for summer. That change will happen one day. In fact, it's already started! There are evergreens planted behind the fence, just not tall enough yet to see. But some day those evergreens will give this bed the structure it needs in winter, without sacrificing any room for my precious roses.
The Walking Garden looks quite different than it does in summer. Not as romantic or colorful, but there is still a lot of interest in this bed. I love how the delicate hydrangea petals contrast with the dark, strong green of the holly.
In addition to a lot of winter interest, there are a lot of small changes coming to this bed. Numerous bulbs are emerging. One large change is in the ''Professor Charles Sargent' camellia. It will soon be flush with blooms. (Notice the little iris in the background that is craning its neck to be in the picture!)
Over the next year, I'll be making big changes in the Corner Bed. Looking to complete this bed's transformation into a winter garden, I have purchased some winter blooming plants, and more camellias (three camellias are blooming in it right now, but they are too small to be seen unless you look for them).
Like the evergreens growing in the main rose garden, this bed just needs time to complete the changes.
|Kramer's Supreme camellia|
The biggest change in my garden this year, however, will be in the East Bed. That's because the winds blew down my gazebo. :( And, the top is bent. :((
|East bed gazebo :(|
So, I'm not certain what changes will be made here, but changes will definitely be coming!
I'm joining The Patient Gardener for her End of Month View.