Welcome reader to my blog - a mixture of this and that. Now that we are living in a retirement community in downtown Columbia, MD my personal gardening activities are somewhat curtailed. I still enjoy visiting gardens, reading, watching wildlife on my walks, traveling, and occasional food commentary. Please leave a comment if you feel inspired to do so. I read every one of them.

Friday, June 20, 2014

June Garden Tour - The Pond Garden

Here's the pond full to the brim because of the inches of rain we have had.  Love that the cattails are gone (for now).  The water iris have mostly finished blooming.

The fish and frogs are active.

A water lily that has never done much is now showing some life.  It's confined to a pot in the pond.

Joe Pye weed is adding height.  I have pulled some volunteers from spots around the pond but I know there are still some from self seeding.  They don't seem to transplant very well.

On the house side of the pond the stella d'oro day lily is just opening blooms.  The hosta behind is a nice contrast to it.

Look at this color combination.

Close up it's even lovelier.  The orange is the butterfly weed that is food for monarchs.  The blue is ?  I can't recall what it is called.  It blooms in the morning.

Pots of sedum on the pond deck.

A view of the pond from the deck.

The garden tour will continue in future posts.


Fun60 said...

Such beautiful colours in your garden. Hope someone is looking after it for you.

amanda | wildly simple said...

Gorgeous!! All of it!!

1st Man said...

I love your pond! I want one when I grow up, ha. It's just lovely, thanks for the pics. :-)

Serenity Cove said...

Absolutely lovely! I dream of having a pond.
The blue flower is Tradescantia aka Spider Wort.

Anonymous said...

Marcia, your pond is just lovely! It must bring special beauty to your yard during each season of the year. Yes, the blue perennial is Spiderwort. Enjoy nice summer days in your garden! ♡ Dawn

Gwendolyn Reyes said...

What a verdant-looking pond. I've seen some ponds with surround foliage look very forced and artificial, but yours is from them. Those flowers look vibrant and beautiful. Your green thumb is really evident with the look of the whole garden. Thank you for the tour! I hope everything's growing strong. All the best!

Gwendolyn Reyes @ Tapestry

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