The Fence Garden in July

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It’s that time of month to compare how the fence garden is growing.   During 2012 I took a photo about the same time each month and now I’m taking one each month during 2013.

It is very interesting to see the comparison of plants, of the whimsy added to this area, and how much fence you can actually see.

There are a few noticeable changes from 2012 to 2013 to the garden decor and there is a bit more fence showing last year to this year.


The flag in 2012 had a watering can on it.  This flag is over the front door this year.  I also have the re’find’ mushrooms that are in the windmill garden this year.  Hank the heron has been moved to the bridge garden this year … closer to the water with a chance of catching fish!


The garden flag is in shades of mauve with a hummingbird on it.  Mr. Stringy Stumpy was added this year (right).  The plants all seem a bit taller this year, with a couple of jerusalem artichokes being the tallest.  The wild asters are very tall (on the right of the photo), perhaps they were cut out last year.  The Catherine Woodbury daylies are in full bloom this year.  The beebalm is blooming in both photos and this years one has some mallow in bloom.

I believe the difference in the height of the flowers is that the photo from 2012 was taken during the first week of July and the 2013 photo was taken towards the end of the month.

You can see a monthly comparison of the fence garden by clicking here.

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