Sunday, July 7, 2019

Six on Saturday 6/7/19 - The Circle Garden

If you have read my blog for any amount of time you have probably read about my struggles over time with what I call my Circle Garden. I have a rather relaxed gardening style but I have always wanted a Knot Garden which to me is very formal. My efforts so far have been dismal. I will write about that another day.
 Right now the Circle is looking fairly good and I am pleased with it's transformation. At least I am willing to share it on Six on Saturday, the meme that Jon the Propagator hosts every Saturday, mainly because there are six paths that spin off this Circle Garden. I am going to give you the six views you get when coming to the Circle from one of the paths. When you enter the garden from the path that goes around the East side of the house this is the view you get.
From the path from the patio you get this view. This is the view I see most often. I am usually looking out the kitchen door this way or entering the garden from the patio to here.
If I enter this area from the Hydrangea Walk I see this.
Coming back from the barn toward the house and Circle you would see this.
Walking along the fence and looking back you see this.
As you follow around the fence line you come to another path that you could take back toward the Circle to here.
As you can see there is a variety of grasses, plants, herbs and rocks along with the center focal point being the dogwood Cornus Rudtan ‘Celestial Shadow’. 
If you would like to see what all everyone is posting for their Six on Saturday you can pop over to Jon the Propagator's blog and check it out.



31 comments:

  1. Nice how your circle bed is such a focal point to all the paths! Nothing here is ever well enough planned to have something cool like that happen.
    I like the dogwood, I've been searching for one this spring but the ones I found haven't been very budget friendly.

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  2. Planned??? Now that is funny. The only thing planned about it is that it is right in front of the gate that you go through to get into the back garden. All else is serendipity.

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  3. Mooi en handig al de kruiden vlakbij de keuken.

    Gr Jan(Wilde een Tuin)

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    1. Yes, many years ago this was totally an herb garden. That is another story. :)

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  4. That's really great, Lisa. The Dogwood in the middle must be quite attractive in all the seasons.

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    1. Beth, I just love the dogwood. It needs a little more sun though to make those leaves colorful. I have had to cut back the Maple tree limbs that stretch way to far out. It helped some.

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  5. It looks great from all directions, Lisa! You've done well, planned or not.

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  6. Beautiful! ~ Wish my landscaper could see your beautiful circle garden!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  7. It's amazing circle garden Lisa. I think you're talented landscaper.
    Have a nice day!

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  8. Good to 'see you' today and thanks for your comments ~

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  9. Good to 'see you again' and thanks for the comments ^_^

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  10. Lisa girl (great minds think alike ? LOL) .. I have a post about my circle garden too ! .. but I don't have the room you have, so paths aren't quite able to squeezed out in my post ;-).. but this is a great idea for different view points .. and your circle garden is coming along splendidly ! well done you !

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  11. Every time I see a knot garden with those anal retentive little boxwood hedges holding hostage all the plants inside, I just want to pull out my clippers and whack a hole in the side so they can all escape. I like your circle garden better. It doesn't look like a plant prison.

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    1. Girl, you crack me up. No plant prison here any more you can rest at ease. So glad you are back to blogging. I have missed you. Your garden is always full of inspiration.

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  12. The best things in garden are happy accidents rather than rigid planning.

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    1. I certainly feel that way Sue. I am always happpiest when I just go with an inspiration. :)

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  13. You forgot your sweet doggie in your photos ~ hugs to you both ^_^

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Easy to do Carol. Annie hates to have her picture taken.

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  14. Dear Lisa - so enjoyed seeing your circle garden. Your yard and flowers are so lovely. Enjoy July friend. Hugs!

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    1. I am glad you enjoyed it Debbie. July has been good to us so far. I am afraid that it will get hot now though. Have a good weekend. Hugs back atcha.

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  15. thanks for your visit and comments ~ Wondering if you are doing any art? Mail art ~ clay tiles? Saw your previous blogs which brought your art to mind ~

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. I don't do any large art. I am not connected with any art groups. I usually work in a journal upon occasion. I do most artsy stuff during winter. I use up my creative energy outside in the garden during summer.

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  16. The Dogwood is a beautiful centerpiece from all angles. The variety of supporting plants and the boulders is lovely, too.

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  17. Hi Lisa, I really like that the circle garden is the central axis of the 6 paths, and I like the addition of the boulders to your plantings. Your views from the different paths are lovely.

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  18. Delightful to 'see you again' and thanks for commenting ~ hope you are enjoying your beautiful garden ~

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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