The last time I showed you the brick garden path, it looked like this:
Here are some updates, now that the sod has been laid and plants are established. Right around the brick path and along our back porch, we laid fescue sod, which is doing really well. We also seeded in the area surrounding that and our grass seedlings are starting to blend in with the sod so the harsh corners of the grassy area are now rounded off and extended to a broader area.
In the garden between the brick path and the greenhouse we have planted Blue Star Junipers (Juniperus squamata 'Blue Star'), Gauras (Oenothera), Pieris (Pieris japonica 'Valley Rose') and mouse tail plants (Arisarum). You can also see in the picture above that I have pulled out many of my plants from the greenhouse, my potting bench is in getting use and there are pots all over the place.
The Forsythia is all green now, with the yellow blooms of Spring gone. But the Gauras (Oenothera) have established themselves well and are covered in really nice pink blooms.
Opposite the Forsythia bush is a variegated Chinese Privet (Ligustrum sinense 'Variegata'), which I think really helps carry the feel of the garden around the corner with the brick path. The Privet is in the olive family, Oleaceae.
The Privet has been blooming, although you wouldn't know it unless you were looking at it as closely as I have been. The flowers (pictured below) are tiny and have a sweet fragrance if you get your nose right up on them.
|Brick path back in mid-March|
|Completed brick path and garden around the greenhouse|
|Blue star juniper (Juniperus squamata 'Blue Star')|
|Gaura (Oenothera), Juniper (Juniperus squamata 'Blue Star') and Forsythia|
|Privet bush (Ligustrum sinense 'Variegata'), which helps your eye round the corner|
|Extreme close-up of the Privet bush (Ligustrum sinense 'Variegata') blooms|