I have some updated pictures of the Arbor Garden, which looks spectacular year-round starting in the spring with barrenwort, veronica, lamium and fritillaria. In late spring the pea bush begins to bloom as well as the columbine. The back of the garden is encircled by roses of sharon for summer beauty. Two very large 'Blue Angel' hostas fill each corner.
As you enter through the arched arbor on stepping stones you are greeted by a stone bench surrounded by Japanese painted ferns - a pleasant respite from the hot summer sun. The arbor swathed with clematis in early summer invites a promising fragrant journey. This is a garden of peace and tranquility. I also like to refer to this garden as a woodland garden since it is defined by filtered shade from tall Norway Spruce trees.
The enchanting fairy-like toadstools bring magic into the garden, as they tinkle in the breeze.
So please join me for a stroll through the garden …