April 5th 2016

Continuing with our walk around my springtime garden.
Yesterday morning the light was very bright and shining through some of the foliage in a rather delightful way.

First to help further with orientating yourself, Cathy at Words and Herbs (do check out her blog if you haven’t found it already; she writes about her German garden and often includes delicious recipes) reminded me that in the past I have shown images taken from the third floor window which looks west.  The views from here will make it easy to see were we were on Sunday.

The window is directly above where we began

The window is directly above where we began

This is the path where we began and the wider area around the garden

This is the path where we began and the wider area around the garden

The border to the right of the path is the upper drive border until it reaches the large Cypress on the edge of the drive, below that is The Slope.

You can see virtually all of the large island we walked around on Sunday

You can see all of the large island we walked around on Sunday

Here’s a quick look at part of the spring walk with the new foliage of the fig shining as if a torch was shining through it.

Tulips and Anemones mingle with Muscari

Tulips and Anemones mingle with Muscari (Spring Walk)

These tulips were planted in autumn 2014

These tulips were planted in autumn 2014

The fig foliage is magical in this light

The fig foliage is magical in this light

Looking across the 'old' small island which is predominately foliage

Looking across the ‘old’ small island which is predominately foliage

47 thoughts on “April 5th 2016

  1. Really good to see your garden from this viewpoint. It is probably time I did the same again. It looks so well planned and artistic. I love your blue anemone – hoping for some myself this year. The leaves are up which is a start.

  2. Those overhead views are great–such a good way to see the overall of the garden. Echoing all other comments, the tulips are lovely, lovey!

  3. Your spring walk is one of my favourite parts of your garden. I am still working on mine although it has been somewhat complicated by having to walk behind the beehives now!. Amelia

  4. Thanks for helping us understand your garden better, Christina. The garden itself is lovely (of course!), but I always admire your imaginative posts – they really get me thinking! Haven’t visited in so long … what I noticed also is that your veggie plot looks amazingly well-ordered (you should see my shameful mess).

    • So much is happening at the moment I’m posting every day, I hope you’ll be able to visit. In summer I post much less because the garden tends to rest then.

  5. I love to see an overhead view like this Christina (all the more so because I can’t do the same for our garden!) – and it really does put things into perspective. Could you perhaps post an overhead view every month for us? And that wisteria……sigh…

  6. A lovely overhead view of the garden, specially with the magnificent wisteria in full bloom. Your spring flowers look wonderful and of course so do your wonderful tulips.

  7. Hola Christina muchas gracias por la vista aérea del jardín. Ya he comprendido como van los caminos que enseñó y se ve aún más espectacular el jardín desde el aire. Los tulipanes magníficos. Saludos de Margarita. margarita141.

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