The Front Garden Walkway
Right now in the front garden along the sidewalk you will see mums becoming the center of attention. The red mums to the right have been in the ground for several years and have gotten quite large. I didn't cut them back even once this year and their timing seems to be just perfect. The mums on the left side of the sidewalk are the 'Clara Curtis' mums I mentioned in an earlier post. The 'Autumn Joy' sedum is going to seed while the gaillardia is still producing blooms.
The Surprise Garden!In Saturday's post I told you about my surprise garden. Essentially the spring garden cleanup resulted in the germination of the seed the spring garden produced. It' snot a bad problem to have but it does make mowing around it a little difficult. Cilantro, arugula and lettuce can all be found in this garden patch.
The Herb GardenMy herb garden is located just off one side of our patio. Oregano stretches itself onto the edge of the patio but you will also find lemon balm, stevia, and catmint here. On the opposite side is thyme, lemon basil, and one of my favorites, sage.
The Birdbath Garden
It's still without a birdbath at the moment but the birdbath garden is putting on a good show. The 'Sheffield Pink' mums are in front of this picture with salvia, red twig dogwood, catmint, and a butterfly bush all nearby.
The Lawn Garden
OK it's not really a garden but it is a part of the gardens. It connects them all together through a sea of green and is a void of space that allows the gardens to stand out. The trees in the back are well on their way to fall color. The lawn looks pretty good now that some of the oversown seed has emerged. It's not perfect but I'm not looking for the perfect lawn, just one that does what I need and provide a great place for the kids to play! I don't use pesticides or herbicides on the lawn.