Our garden in July

How to convey the very, very discreet charm of our garden of rough grass and weeds?

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I often think of this other bit of German ground painted by Albrecht Dürer.

Yesterday, a repairman came over to fix the window/door behind my desk chair. It turned out to be fine; I just did not know how to operate it properly. (German windows are wonderful, but this one is a bit over-engineered.)  He pushed the handle and pulled the frame and said, “And now you can go out into the beautiful . . . looks out, slight pause. . . garden.”

You can read about the beginning of my “garden without (much) gardening” here.

The middle of the month brings Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day (the 15th) and Foliage Follow Up (the 16th). Please visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens and Pam at Digging to see what’s blooming and leafing out in July.

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I grow in places
others can’t,

where wind is high
and water scant. . . .

I make my humble,
bladed bed.

And where there’s level ground,
I spread.

Joyce Sidman, from “Grass

5 thoughts on “Our garden in July

  1. Call it a meadow. Now you’ve reframed it for the window repairman and anyone else who doesn’t see what you see. 🙂 Thanks for joining in for foliage appreciation!

  2. I love your discreet charming garden. I see beauty in the naturalistic way you have let plants grow and the garden to show what is in it. I bet you spend relaxed moments there!

    1. It is very calming, with just the long grass and the wild plants (a.k.a. weeds). I will be sitting in it more now that the heat has broken, since yesterday. But the yellow jackets are so bad this summer, that if we go out with a bit of food, they are all over us.

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