More tulips are flowering but these daily posts aren’t just about individual plants and flowers, there’s plenty of eye candy for flower lovers out there; I want you to get to know the garden so that when you do see an individual plant you can place where it is in the garden in your minds eye.
Today let’s begin with the area and views around the ‘Terrace looking West’ which I showed you as I was changing it’s design and the views from the drive through the upper drive border.
From the front terrace looking South, the edge of the large island has Tulip Mount Tacoma and beyond that is the new bed which is the combined ‘small island and circular rose bed. To the left is the edge of the planting of new evergreens with added bulbs for interest.
Standing in almost the same place but looking slight to the right, you can still see the white Tulip Mount Tacoma, now on the left, and the view out of the garden
Standing at the top of the entrance drive, with the terrace (looking west) on your left, the upper drive border edge is in the foreground and the large island is beyond that
The cypress in the distance in the above 2 images is the same one.
Just out of view to your right in the above image, the crab apple has today shown its blossom
If you turn 90° from your position in image number 3, you’d be looking along the back of the house towards the triangular rose bed.
The triangular rose bed with the Quince that began to show its new foliage 3 days ago and today has blossom
Delicate pale pink quince blossom
I can’t not show you tulips, so here are some that have been in the ground many years; some bulbs are producing 2 or 3 stems, the planting around them has grown so they look naturalized which I like a lot.
Tulip ‘Ballerina’ and I think T. Abu Hussan with Euphorbia myrsenites
Slightly different angle of the same tulips but with more of the old Spring walk visible in the background
No cold wind today so it was very pleasant to have lunch outside under the pergola.