Firstly, many, many apologies for not posting for GBFD in May. I was at the Chelsea Flower Show and didn’t have my laptop with me. Thank you to those of you who posted anyway, I read your posts with great pleasure.
I know it isn’t actually high summer yet, we have only just arrived at the summer solstice, but the temperatures have been high for a month now and there has been no rain at all in that month so My Hesperides Garden looks more like mid-July or August.
There are only a few flowers in the garden – Perovskia and a few Hemerocallis but even these look stunted this year. The evergreen shrubs whether pruned into tight shapes of left to their own form are the strongest features in the garden this month; together with grasses to add some movement.
With the boundaries so hidden, the garden feels larger.
In the evening light silver foliage takes on an ethereal quality. Stipa tenuissima is catching the last rays of the sun before it sinks down on the horizon.
Many shrubs have grown significantly in the last couple of years, changing the views within the garden and the vistas from it.
What foliage is giving you pleasure this month? It would be lovely to see how you use foliage in your garden in summer (winter for the southern hemisphere). Join GBFD by leaving a link to and from this post.