Our front yard garden put on its own fireworks display on July 4 with a riot of color and lush blooms spilling out over the sidewalk. We get a lot of foot traffic by our house, and the view of our garden above is part of what we share with our neighbors. While we aim to have something in bloom most of the year, early summer is definitely one of the peak periods.
I head out today for Bend, Oregon to visit and photograph gardens there for the East of the Rain, West of the Cold book for east-side gardeners. My contact list includes 25 gardeners so it’s going to be a busy week. That’s to be followed by a full weekend of botanizing with the Native Plant Society of Oregon around Eugene.