Soft moss a downy pillow makes, and green leaves spread a tent,
Where faerie fold may rest and sleep until their night is spent.
The bluebird sings a lullaby, the firefly gives a light,
The twinkling stars are candles bright, Sleep, Faeries all, Goodnight.
---Elizabeth T. Dillingham "A Faery Song"

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Sweet Garden Songs

I am no expert on music but I was thinking that the garden right now reminds me of an orchestra in which I am the hardworking conductor.  I'm out there every minute I can be waving my conductor's wand, er- shovel?  Of course it's not all me, the plants know their cue and burst into song at just the right moment!  Sing along with me.....
First a broad view of the garden...my new garden stairs are almost finished!
The foundation plantings are sounding (looking) sweet.  I always get a brash sound from this Japanese Dappled Willow standard at this phase of growth.  It looks like a punk rocker in the midst of my sweet Stellas and Fairy rose.


The spring-fed pond is humming along nicely (with help from the frogs).  I was lucky to not have lost my cannas as so many did last winter.

The Spring house is a very "cool" place.  I depend on hostas, ferns, bleeding hearts, impatiens and hellebores to harmonize in this deep shade area.

Sweet autumn clematis has finally made the climb over the archway.  Thank you Phillip for this plant!  Also the rose is a spectacular "found" rose from my travels.  It is large single petaled with hot pink edges and a white eye.  The flowers are in clusters.  It is a vigorous climber (likely planted in the wrong spot)  I may have hit a sour note with it's location...likely will move it due to the dangerous thorns too near the path.

So what's playing in your garden??


  1. Your garden is playing a wonderful tune with you at the center of it. Those foundation beds rock! Simply gorgeous! I like it all!

  2. Hi, Jennifer, I am SO excited!!! I FINALLY figured out how to get my computer to allow me to comment on your blog!!! :) Your garden is looking great! :) It is so neat and pretty!