Ten years ago, we started our landscaping with a simple lawn and some boxwood shrubs. The next year, we planted pink hydrangeas in the front yard. The following year, rose trees. Slowly through the years we’ve been adding perennial shrubs and flowers to our garden. I think gardens, like interiors, are most appreciated when their beauty is arrived at over time, don’t you ?
I’ve planted evergreen shrubs to fill in the blank spots during the winter, and I love to supplement with annuals in pots in the summer, but time and again, my perennial shrubs fill the garden with gorgeous color and scent. Here are some of my favorite perennials putting on a show this June !
Erisimum ‘Bowles Mauve’
Natural pink hydrangea
Purple and white verbena
Diascia ‘strawberry sundae’
Sweet Pea Shrub (polygala dalmaisiana)
Ground Morning Glory (convulvus maritanicus)
Sandwort (Arenaria montana)
Purple Passion Rose
Viburnum (chinese snowball)
I’ve always liked the cooler colors in my perennial garden . . .
. . . there’s a purple, pink, and white trend.
No hot colors around here.
Oh wait, that’s not entirely true . . .
I cannot resist strawberries !
So excited to harvest the Grosso French lavender next week !!
But I think our backyard syrah grapes might just be my favorite because . . .
They give back the most . . .
Tell me, what are your favorite blooms in your garden right now ?