Come Into My Garden – July


I haven’t done a ‘Come Into My Garden’ post for so long but since I spent all weekend macheteing my way through the jungle that had grown up while we were away I thought I might as well get a blog post out of it. 




The oak-leaf hydrangeas, nandinas, lilies and lavender have all gone a little crazy as you can see, but there’s still plenty of pretty to be had. I think I’ve got some lemonade in the fridge.





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                               Rose ‘Christopher Marlow’                                                             Some lily or other


                                                                   Rose ‘Zephirine Drouhin’ in the shade


                         Echinacea Big Sky ‘Sundown’ and some straggly thing I bought at the garden centre last year.


                                                                                   Geum ‘Fire Lake’


                                                 Echinacea Big Sky ‘Summer Sky’ and ‘Sundown’




                        Mixed echinaceas                                                     The most ginormous lily in the world (around 7 feet)



                                                                                    A glorious tangle


                                    The world’s most ginormous lily with nandinas and oak-leaf hydrangeas


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                                                       Oak-leaf hydrangea with and without lavender

It’s REALLY tricky to photograph the garden in summer I’ve decided. Either the sun is casting dark shadows over everything, making it look even messier than it is. Or else the it’s grey and overcast and looks like November. Seattle doesn’t do soft diffused sunlight at all.



  1. bushra says

    even so, you’ve managed to get some great pictures of those flowers, gorgeous! and i love the minx’s chair!

  2. says

    Ha! I wasn’t fishing for compliments, though thanks :) And in fact it’s not such a problem with the close-ups, it’s more when standing back and taking pictures of the whole garden. Have no idea how professional garden photographers get the results they do…

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