Below are my gardens. This is a quick tour around our property from the camera eye’s point of view. Click on the photos in the galleries to enlarge them. Oh, and the potager has its own page if you want to look at it. Probably the two seasons I love best in the front border are spring and fall, but late summer is good too.
I had some help with the front borders in 2010. I couldn’t move all those boulders, and while I loved my hollies, I lost them in the ice storm in 2020. I replaced them with yews and a beautiful double-flowering Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Snowflake.’ Also, in the front garden are three Japanese maples, an Acer palmatum ‘Viridis’, A. palmatum var. dissectum ‘Crimson Queen’, and one that I’m not sure the name of. It was put in by the man who helped me with the front borders. Yes, you can grow Japanese maples in Oklahoma. It’s all about location, location, location, along with which varieties you choose.
The first garden I grew faced the front street. Part of it is now the potager. Between the potager and the street bed is my greenhouse we put up in 2012. We built it from a kit. It wasn’t easy to get everything lined up so that the vents would open and close.
The tiered borders on the back of the house.
The back garden over the years. I started this blog in 2007. Most of these photos are from 2011-2014. Rose Rosette Disease claimed many of my roses, so where a rose is marked as lost, that is probably the cause. However, in recent years I’ve started growing roses yet again, and I haven’t see RRD in my garden for many years.
Sometimes I stand in the back garden and look up toward the house.