A view of Sibylle’s garden

Small urban garden by Sibylle Pietrek, Gartenblick/enclos*ure

Back in October, I posted some photos from photographer Sibylle Pietrek’s blog Gartenblick (Garden View) of her small dachterrasse or roof terrace.

Today, I wanted to show you her garden on the ground —  on a mid-summer morning, a few days ago.

Sibylle says that the garden at the back of her rowhouse is 450 sq. meters (4,844 sq. ft.)  and “close to town,” which would be Dusseldorf.

I love the combination of clipped boxwood with the mix of flowers and grasses that, lit from behind, conjure up a sliver of meadow.

Small urban garden by Sibylle Pietrek, Gartenblick/enclos*ure

Above is the garden in May (with Sibylle). In the post, she wrote: “Do not go out in the midday sun in the garden, but only in the early morning, when the back light streaks across the tulips; it looks great.”

Urban garden by Sibylle Pietrek, Gartenblick/enclos*ure

Sibylle’s garden and her photography have also been featured in the magazine Gärtnern leicht gemacht (Gardening Made Easy).

Urban garden by Sibylle Pietrek, Gartenblick/enclos*ure

All the above photos: ©Sibylle Pietrek, used here with permission.

I see the wild flowers, in their summer morn
Of beauty, feeding on joy’s luscious hours. . .

— John Clare, from “Summer Images”

4 thoughts on “A view of Sibylle’s garden

  1. Her roof garden, in the October post — link above, is one of the best I’ve ever seen. The photos above are of her back garden. I really like the mix of clipped boxwood and wavy grass and flowers.

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