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.
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.”
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”