Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Our Hillside Garden

Today, I am sharing some photos of our hillside garden. This garden is south of our screened veranda and leads to the woods with the brooke flowing through.It has four tiers -each tier surrounded by sandstone rock from our daughters old basement. There was a lot of work involved in making this garden about seven years ago.
Our hillside garden is the most neglected part of our garden for some reason it seems to be the last one we get to . I just realized I have not even been taking pictures of it. So,we did a little weeding and I got out my camera.
I have been planning a makeover for this bed as some of the plants are too tall for it. My new plan is easy care plants like sedum,coneflowers,asters,russian sage etc. so it would be lovely in the fall and spring(there are lots of daffodils and tulips).there are a lot of daylilies blooming now and I will leave most of them but remove the tallest onesto other parts of the garden.Early September is a good time to make these changes in our climate or spring but there are so many garden chores in spring that I like to do a many as I can in early fall.
Before I go, for any interested Islanders there is music in the garden at Fanningbank tonight at ^:00 until 7:30 and the garden is so beautiful now. I will take pictures to share soon.





The daylilies are the main show in our garden now-I do love them.


This shot is taken from the balcony.
There are sandstone stairs in the middle as well as around each tier.



Little Jessie(our granddaughter) came for a visit while I was out with my camera so of course I had to photograph her as well.


Jessie loves her stuffed animals especially'pink puppy'!
Have a good day,
Carolyn

19 comments:

Alison Gibbs said...

Hi Carolyn the hillside garden is just beautiful and so many pretty flowers are blooming.
Alison

food with style said...

you have no idea how much i love your garden... it stirs all things good inside me~

and your grandaughter is the crowning jewel...

tales from an oc cottage said...

I just never know what to say...there really are no words for such lovliness!

m ^..^

Rhondi said...

Hi Carolyn
Everytime you show photos of your garden I am speechless. All I can say is "beautiful" You are amazing!!
Hugs, Rhondi

Janie's World said...

Beautiful! Every garden is so magnificent! The granddaughers are so sweet!

Southerncook said...

This area of your garden is different from other areas and oh so beautiful as well. You inspire me to be a better gardener. And I always enjoy seeing photos of your precious grandchildren.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

Kathy said...

Don't know which is more precious, Jessie or the gardens... beautiful. Love the spider on the flower, great shot. xoxo~Kathy~ @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Brenda said...

That dainty white cone flower is luscious. Jessie is too cute for words. And your gardens are, as always, spectacular eye candy to those of us who have smaller spaces. Dang, it's spectacular no matter what size garden one has!
Brenda

Peonies & Magnolias said...

Your hillside garden is so beautiful as is your granddaughter.

Sandy

June said...

Lovely, lovely hillside. It doesn't look neglected to me. And what a darling little g-daughter. How many of these little gems do you have?
Smiles,
June

Eileen said...

Everything about this post is just beautiful, as are all your posts!
All the best,
Eileen

sweet bay said...

There's more?!

Your hillside garden is magnificent. Very beautiful. Thank you for sharing these pictures.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Lovely, as always, Carolyn! I'd love to go to Fanningbank tonight but my two little grandsons are playing soccer.

Mary said...

My goodness, Caroly, does your beautiful garden ever end? I certainly hope not! Love your little Jessie. I have a little Jessie, too. There is nothing like a granddaughter to brighten your day! Lovely, as always, just lovely.

Bobbi said...

Hi Carolyn, oh my goodness, everytime I come to visit you it's more beautiful then the time before! Thank you for that! Your grand-daughter is just so darling! I have 6 grand-children two of them are twin girls and they just turned 6 last month. Aren't chldren jyust so precious! I do hope that you have a onderful day!
Hugs...
Bobbi

Linda said...

Everything is just beathtaking!! Your grandaughter is so cute ,I love her dress. Grandaughters and grandsons are so precious.

Crafty Gardener said...

Your gardens are amazing and I love the wildness look of the hillside garden. The effect of all the plants blending in with each other is wonderful. I imagine your granddaughter loves the old fashioned baby carriage.

LillyB said...

Carolyn!
Your pictures are so great and your granddaughter is beautiful!!

linda said...

Carolyn, yours is a gardener's dream...