The tiered borders

Gardening in the tiered borders is completely different from the back garden. They get some protection from the wind which is nice, and they are raised high above the other gardens. The top tier has native sandy soil while the others have improved soil. This was done purposely to grow different plants. The echinacea seems to really like the native soil.

The bottom tier gets the most water as it retains any moisture that flows from the two tiers above.

The tiered garden from the side.

The tiered garden from the side.

 

A portion of tiered borders seen from below.

A portion of tiered borders seen from below.

This garden was done in a cottage style, but with plants that like Oklahoma weather. Phlox paniculata, daylilies, roses and other shrubs are all part of these borders. The colors are brights mixed with purples. I want to change up some of the colors in 2013. I do love Rosa ‘About Face’ because its buds are tangerine, and the open blooms are apricot.

Rosa 'About Face' is in the tiered beds.

Rosa ‘About Face’ is in the tiered beds.

These are also the beds where I first planted ‘Atom’ or ‘Atomic’ glads. Just looking at them warms me on a very cold day.

Gladiolus 'Atomic'  Hemerocallis 'Mauna Loa'

Gladiolus ‘Atomic’ Hemerocallis ‘Mauna Loa’

This is an early view because the swing set is still part of the background.

Another view of the tiered border.

Another view of the tiered border.

2 comments on “The tiered borders

  1. Dennis Voss

    I belong to the Tulsa Rose Society. One of my co-members heard you speak and was very impressed. Do you speak on any aspect of Roses?
    Look forward to hearing from you.

    Dennis Voss
    Vice President
    Tulsa Rose Society

    1. Dee Nash

      Hi Dennis,

      Yes, I’ve grown roses ever since I started growing plants outdoors when I was nineteen. I have a talk on Tough Roses for the Oklahoma Landscape. I’d love to come speak to the Tulsa Rose Society. Just let me know if you’re interested and when. Thanks so much.~~Dee

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