Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Shade Garden

This garden is the one that was completely leveled and the one that is most exciting for me. Some of my old hosta collection came back , but many of the plants here are brand new. This collection of plants enjoy the shade, and dappled sunlight.

We have hosta (all kinds) columbine, astilbe, bleeding heart, lily of the valley, tiger lily, violets and violas, and a few evergreen bonsai planted in the earth to speed and strengthen their growth. Voluptuous flowering begonias are in the planters hanging on the fence. The bird feeders here are very busy and any seed knocked to the ground is eaten by the mourning doves, rabbits, squirrels and chipmunks

This little statue of Mary was given to me by my Aunt Joey before she passed away. She loved this statue and wanted to be sure someone else would love it too and place it in their garden and enjoy it. An old honeysuckle vine trails over the statue, and bleeding heart, lily and viola surround it.

Here is another statue named "Mary" by Samson Contampasis, standing in front of this pine tree. She is also surrounded by columbine, viola and hosta

And another statue by...guess who? Sam... with bonsai planted in the ground behind it and hosta to both sides

So far this is the only chair in this garden and it hasn't been used for sitting yet! Here are more violas, and three peony bushes waiting to be planted out in the Front garden...Next garden is the last one~the Side Garden ...


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Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi mare!
oh your gardens are just magical!
your posts always make my day!

Mount Belly Mama said...

Oh, how I love your hostas! Deers or rabbits ate all of mine and now I have bulbs I can never grow. :(

But I'll enjoy hostas through your blog!

Stacey said...

So peaceful and serene--reminds me of the person tending it!

Mare said...

Thanks folks!Theresa, you live in beauty every day! And Melissa, you are pretty magical yourself my friend. Mama, my squirrels dig up most of my bulbs too. It's a bummer...I love hosta. i guess you either love them or hate them...Awww Stacey...thanks so much. That was so sweet.