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The Potager

July 23rd, 2018

This time of year, the potager is stunning. It’s a drift garden of sorts, full of things that spread and seed down. There are all different heights, textures, and the color schemes is predominantly dark pink/purple, greenish yellow, and white, with a few pink flowers thrown in as well.

Some of the key plants in this garden are: marjoram, creeping thyme, bronze fennel, asparagus, monarda, hollyhocks, limelight hydrangeas, and dill. There are also hostas and some tiny roses planted here, which will eventually be moved to other spots around the garden. This garden looks best at about 6-7 in the evening, when the low sun casts golden shadows across it and backlights the flowers and textures. You will find me looking at it most evenings during this time.

What’s your favorite time of the day to be in the garden?

2 Comments to “The Potager”
  1. laura on July 23, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    Those photos are beautiful. I like to be in the garden late afternoon, early evening for the light. But most of my time is spent in the early morning before the heat and humidity kick in.

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  2. Nebraska Dave on July 23, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    Susy, the best time for me for me to. be in the garden is early morning. watching the day wake up with folger’s in my cup is the best way to start the day.

    Have a great potager day in the garden.

    Nebraska Dave

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