July 24, 2023–Summer in the Gardens

Summer is in full swing at The Green PLANeT Gardens. We’ve been busy fixing irrigation leaks, pruning our Japanese maples, expanding the front garden in preparation for the planting of a Terra Nova trial garden, and harvesting blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and summer produce from our raised beds.

Pruning the Japanese Maples

Richardo Chaconas artfully transformed our Japanese maples. He’s completed three of the four that were in great need of shaping.l

Weeping Japanese Maple’s lacy architecture revealed after pruning.

The green Japanese Maple after pruning.

The red Japanese Maple after pruning.

Gladiolas between the house and the shop. The Japanese Snowbell tree blossomed in the spring for about a week.

Striking blue hydrangeas before they started fading to light blue/green. We have to cage our roses because of the buck and 5 deer who visit our property on a regular basis.

Daylilies and coreopsis by our covered porch, with white Fairy Tail Bride cascading hydrangeas in the pots.

A beautiful orange rose planted by the previous owners and coreopsis in our herb bed.

One of several lilies– this one a Stargazer Lily–in bloom by the shop.

Rudibeckia –or Black Eyed Susans–edge the lawn. They epitomize summer in the garden.