I decided this year, in the spirit of a student I will never forget, to just go naked - the full monty. Instead of only showing carefully angled close-ups, or some of the cropped shots I posted last year after several plants died in a drought, once a month I'll show the garden exactly as it is. I go Full Monty around the first of every month. Enjoy!!
The Front Garden
The Yuck Side
The Dry Side
The trumpet creeper is filling out and should be covered with orange flowers within the next few weeks. I keep it pruned into submission or it would take over. It's constantly waging war with my garden and has invaded my neighbors grass. Oops!
The Dog Run Garden
It's officially summer when we put out the hammock. Even the dogs like to lay in it.
This picture is taken from inside the dog run, which is almost invisible at this point. Daylilies, 'Chocolate' eupatorium, and a huge clump of various monardas grow well here. The daylilies are being shaded by the monster rudbeckia. A wren has taken up residence in the red bird house.
Lucy hangs out in the dog run near the cup plant, a southeastern native. It's leaves form a cup where they meet the stem. This will put up three foot stalks of yellow daisy-like flowers with seeds that are loved by the birds. I've seen birds drink from the water caught in the little "cups". Lucy is a beagle/basset/golden retriever mix that was nearly put to sleep at a rural pound before being rescued by the no-kill shelter I volunteer for.
The Back Garden
Tradescantia near the crepe myrtles. Blackberries grow on the other side of the crepe myrtle.