I have created this post to add a link that will
help describe the front boulevard garden on a new page of my garden old web
page. This is the bench in its nook at the inside of the hedge. The cedar
hedge runs along the property line. The bench and the rest of the beds on the
other side of the hedge are actually on city property.
Starting from the street you see about ten feet
of grass. The blue muscari bulbs are about 3 feet from the street. They define
the edge of the crocus field. The muscari bloom later than the crocus. I mow
only the outer 3 feet of grass as the crocus field needs to keep the leaves to
harden off the bulbs. This grass gets quite high by about July when the crocus
leaves are turning brown and it can all be mowed.
The yellow crocus bloom first, but at the time
of this photo there is a good mix of color. This photo was taken on March 6,
2009. But it does depend on the weather each year for the time of bloom.
A later blooming of the crocus field with no
yellow ones left in bloom. When I started this crocus field I think I planted
about 50 bulbs.
This photo is from March 2008. I think it is the
first year of bloom for the crocus field.
This is a photo from October 11, 2014. This is
the grass frame and the rectangular bed on the west side or our driveway side of
the boulevard front garden. The cedar hedge has been trimmed level at the top
at a height of about 12 - 14 feet. You see the grass frame, then the bed that
goes right across this front garden. Next to this strip bed you see the small
honeysuckle hedge that details the edge of the rectangular beds and the cedar
hedge. In this corner you see a new French lavender under planted with thyme.
The michaelmas daisies are in bloom. On the other side of the little
honeysuckle hedge you see the peonies getting some Autumn color, and the
veronica that is finished blooming. There are other perennials in these beds,
each plant adds some interest to the beds throughout the year.
This photo shows the other side (the east side)
of the front boulevard garden. You see the grass frame going up the east side
of the front garden. This grass belongs to the neighbors on that side. And,
like on the other side there is the front strip of grass with the crocus field,
then the garden bed strip that goes across the front. This corner has the
purple plum tree in bloom. It is under planted with pussytoes and a lychnis
with silver leaves. There are more perennials in this area, including a red
current bush, and black eyed susans. The bridal veil spirea is also in bloom.
As on the other side there is a rectangular bed planted with perennials. The
little honeysuckle hedge continues up the side of front garden and continues
along the top curved grass path as a boxwood hedge.
This shows the entire front of the boulevard
garden with some autumn color, and layers of plantings with the star of the show
being the liquid amber tree in bloom, behind the hedge. The driveways on each
side of the garden also add some symmetry to the design.
This is the front before I had the Davey Tree
guys top the cedar hedge to a level height.
This is the grass frame that goes along our
driveway, past the front boulevard garden and is interrupted by the bed with the
magnolia tree, the bamboo, some heathers, irises, michaelmas daisies the cement
vase and a few other perennials. At the bottom left corner of the photo you see
the beginning of the grass path that is the curving frame across the the top
(next to the house) of the entire front garden.
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Garden at 10/15/2014 03:05:00 PM
I have several time consuming hobbies that I enjoy. Gardening was my first passion. When I got my computer my garden suffered some neglect but for all that the garden still looks pretty good.
To those two I have more recently added photography. Photography relates to all of my hobbies, as well as to travel, and seems to tie them all together.
I have a high maintenance, wonderfull husband, who remains the primary interest.
Canon EOS Elan 7e - 35 mm - Feb 2015 - traded the camera body to Kerrisdale Cameras - Lens: Canon EF 28 - 135 mm F/3.5 - 5.6 IS Canon EF 50mm F/1.4 USM Canon EF 28 - 90 mm F/1.4 - 5.6
Canon Powershot A50 - digital - Lens: 4.3 - 10.8 mm 1:2.6 - 4.0
Canon Powershot S3 IS - digital - Lens: 12X 6.0 - 72.0 mm 1:2 -3.5 USM - Canon 58mm Close Up lens 500D - Canon tele-converter TC-DC58B 1.5x - Canon wide converter WC-DC58A 0.75x
Canon EOS Rebel Tli or 500d - uses same lenses and filters as the Canon Elan 7e
Holga 120S - Lens: 60 mm 1:8 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W560 - Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar in camera panorama wide angle lens Canon Powershot SX60 HS traded my SX40 to upgrade to SX60 - Feb 2015 Lens: 43.8 - 247.0 mm 1:3.4 - 6.5 USM, wide angle with 60X optical zoom