Friday, May 27, 2011

Garden Nooks

Like most of the rest of my life, my garden is a collection of organized areas that really work, loosely connected by areas that are not so organized and that sometimes don't really work, but that are better than no areas at all.  

If you know what I mean.

Here is one of my favorite garden nooks.  It's one of those areas that really works - right off the back patio that we bricked over for a really big anniversary a couple of years ago.   To the right is our apple tree.  The tall plant to the right is comfrey [symphytum officinalis].

And here's another view...  The tall plant to the left is my siberian iris.

And here's a close up of that garden witch.  She was a gift from my mom a few years ago [Thanks again,  Mom!] This little creature has a lot of attitude and looks especially awesome with a candle inside.  She presides with a lot of style over the whole back area. 
At her feet we have a couple of antique hosta, a Japanese painted fern and a tiny 'mouse ears' hosta.  

This is one of the happiest places in our gardens. 

So tell me about your favorite garden nooks.


  1. What a gorgeous and peaceful spot! I have irises of the same color, but I think mine are Japanese (it's the miniature kind, whatever they are...I love mini flowers). :)

    I don't have a favorite nook, really...maybe out by our little water garden. My fav spot on our property is the hilltop with the Amazing View - you know the one I'm talking about!

  2. Teresa - I love that hilltop with the Amazing View!

  3. Robin, my favorite place it the shade garden that I am working on in my yard. It is under a huge maple tree, and has loads of hostas, some ferns, and some flowering plants, too! It is always cooler there and we put a little stone bench at the base of the tree trunk. Sitting there feels quiet, protected, peaceful, and beautiful! Thanks for your blog!

  4. My favorite garden nook is the one I will hire you to make for me when I become rich, because yours is gorgeous, and I would kill it if I tried to plant it. I have not your knack for nooks.

    That really is lovely and so peaceful. I don't know what would survive out here, to be honest. A cactus nook, maybe?

  5. Loves Learning - There is something wonderful about a cool and green and shady place to be peaceful and quiet.

    I'm glad you're here with us!

  6. Janiel - I'm so THERE!

    Cottonwood trees? Aspens? Lavender for sure! and rosemary, and thyme....and all those Mediterranean herbs that love gravel. Seriously.


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