Friday, June 26, 2015

Patience in Gardening




My corner perennial garden is finally coming into its own. I have not shared too many photos of this spot, because it has been a work in progress and patience has been required. But, this is the season where everything is filling in as I have envisioned it would.



It's right on the edge of the woods and the green, lush backdrop gives it a secret garden feel. I inherited the black rock from its previous use as a spot for my daughter's trampoline and have never really liked it. But, this year I added some more natural looking river rock stones, scattered here and there and I finally am happy with the softer look.



There has been a lot of trial and error too. Since it is close to the woods, there are many little critters who like to chew on the tender leaves; both bugs and animals. I think I have finally found a combination of plants that are resistant to these foragers. Instead of planting my cutting zinnias in the ground, I have put them in a pot and the bugs are leaving them alone.





This garden has required patience, as I waited for plants to grow and fill in. There is color now and more blooms to come later in the summer and fall. Every day I wander back to this corner pulling a weed here or deadheading a flower there. I have made something pretty and while it has taken a little time, the result makes me happy.

Have a wonderful weekend.


Linking with Between Naps on the Porch, Elizabeth and Company, No Minimalist Here and Savvy Southern Style



  1. Hi Vicki, Your garden spot looks very pretty! I love the hosta, the stone, and the veronica. You have nice garden art features too and it looks like you've got a spot for a vining plant on the pretty trellis. Nice job in garden design! :)

  2. Very nice . . . Hosta is great to add to a perennial garden, at least I think so. Bright, full, green and it gives some depth to the other perennials. (I too have to deal with all the little bugs and things being so close to the woods!)

  3. Beautiful plants! My little garden is therapy, patience required here too! Have a blessed and beautiful day dear friend, HUGS!

  4. Patience. Something I am always short of. Your garden is luscious and lovely! I love the look you got with the stones! Excellent.

  5. Your garden looks great! The hostas are healthy and gorgeous and I love your bird house.

  6. Beautiful. Nice quiet place to sit and relax. That bunny planter is adorable
    I used to have some of them so called ugly black rocks until one day I had a can of spray paint in hand and them rocks got covered in paint

  7. Beautiful garden bed!! I am so glad it's working out for you now, your flowers are beautiful!

  8. Your garden looks wonderful! It takes a while to see the vision but it is rewarding isn't it! I look forward every spring to the renewal of life in my gardens. Bugs and critters can cause problems but as you've learned there are ways to deal with them. I have a bunny visiting that just devoured my rose bush. Ugh! Love that red glass plate too!


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