June 23, 2007

Gratuitous Domestic Posting (TM) - Compare N' Contrast Division

Back in January, I posted this pic of the stately Orgle Manor garden in mid-winter slumber:

January Garden.jpg

Here it is now, almost exactly six months later:


It's the wonder of nature, baybee!

As a matter of fact, the garden is in something of a slump at the moment, which is probably the result of my own poor planning. The early bloomers - the columbine, foxglove and so forth - have all pretty much wrapped up, while the high summer stalwarts - the butterfly weed, Russian sage, coneflower, buddlea and joe-pye are just coming on. I need to stock up on some mid-term bloomers to keep things interesting.

Meanwhile, in another week or two, I hope the place will be covered with more of this:


Posted by Robert at June 23, 2007 11:50 AM | TrackBack

I have to ask... What is that grassy rectangle? Lawn bolling? A race-track for rodents?

Posted by: Zendo Deb at June 23, 2007 01:31 PM

That, of course, is the Scottish Dwarf's lawn darts tourney ground.

Posted by: Robbo the LB at June 23, 2007 06:23 PM

I envy you your Scottish dwarves. We have been forced to make do with Welsh.

Posted by: Stephen Macklin at June 23, 2007 07:00 PM

What a contrast between winter and summer. Looks very lush. I, too, had a lull between the spring and summer that I thought I had planned to prevent. The summer flowers are just now beginning to bloom. Thanks for the tips on the lupines. I can hardly believe that two of the clumps are STILL blooming. This after three years of nothing. Patience.

Posted by: sarah at June 26, 2007 05:58 PM