Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Deck Garden

My daughter told me i should blog more...And i admit have been a bit spotty lately...But honestly, i have been so busy with the gardening that i just haven't had enough time to do much else! For the first time in years i have become so excited about rebuilding my gardens again. I lost many old plant friends these last few years due to some heavy construction work, but now that it is finished and the coast is clear, i have decided to start fresh by adding some new friends. I break my gardens up into different sections and they all have different requirements. This is my deck garden....

The deck has a southern exposure, with some shade... Here i have some of my hearty bonsai mixed in with some veggies and herbs. The pot on the deck floor in the front is a blueberry bush i am training for bonsai....

But before i start trimming the branches, i think i will let the blueberries ripen! Yum!

Here is my mini leaf Linden and a Japanese maple.


my Japanese pagoda tree and a Zelkova
and a juniper bonsai and a boxwood in training....
Here is one of Samson Contampasis' sculptures that i have in my gardens. You can read more about Sam and his work here ..This is just a little peek at the deck garden because i have so much more work to do! I have a few empty pots waiting for more patio tomato plants from the Farmer's Market, and maybe some more herbs too...And more geraniums. Next garden up is the Front garden...

5 comments:

Laura said...

All that bread-making doesn't leave tons of time to blog, does it? And gardening too!
Beautiful and inspiring.
Thanks for the photos.

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi mare!
oh what a beautiful garden you have!
i love that you create bonsais!
how did you learn to do that? my bonsais are my favorite and i think of them as friends too. :)
m

Peng Peng said...

there's a lot to be said for a deck garden! love the Japanese plants you have going. I bought a tall bamboo fence for our previous deck and it really snapped the look together. Who can resist gardening in spring?

Kate said...

The Columbine are feeling a wee bit jealous, don't you think?

I'm a total columbine snob as you know.

Mare said...

Thank Everybody! Melissa, i taught myself how to work with the little trees, mostly by reading books. Then i found this local Bonsai group online and met these amazing local guys i call "The Bonsai Boys" and we meet occasionally and help each other with our trees. My bonsai style is-less is more, but they kind of push me towards styling, wiring, and more formal training of the trees.
The columbine has no need to feel jealous. We are an equal opportunity garden. The columbine shots are coming up soon! :)