Tuesday, May 12, 2009

May Overhead

If you look carefully in this last picture, you can see a cardinal flying through!


Blogger Iowa Victory Gardener said...

Hi Sylvana,
Nice post of the overhead views! How did you get them? You have a very elegant semi-formal style of garden that we could never pull off on our lot. I call our style "savage cottage garden," because we just work up every available space we have out front. The back is for veggies and the dog(s) so we only have a couple of corners for flowers there.

5/13/2009 11:35 PM  
Blogger Sylvana said...

Iowa VG, I go out on our roof from a second floor window to get these shots. You can see a little of the roof in the first picture in this series.

I like "savage cottage garden". Some of my favorite garden have this style.

I prefer things to have a natural look, which is why I won't go totally formal. However, I still like order and control, thus the semi-formal.

5/14/2009 7:06 PM  
Blogger Salix Tree said...

I love the design of your garden, I bet it gets more colorful as the season progresses.

5/16/2009 11:47 AM  
Blogger Sylvana said...

Salix Tree, my garden is a little bare, especially in the spring. I made the beds well before I had anything substantial to put in them. But I am so grateful for all that empty space every time I find a new plant that I want to try out. I fill in the bare spots each year with common daisies since I don't have any qualms about tossing them to replace with something else and they look fabulous in the meantime.

5/16/2009 6:09 PM  
Blogger ForestJane said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog about the early girl tomatoes - that makes me feel better about buying that one!

Your garden looks wonderful... I had to click on that last picture to see the cardinal flying by though. :)

But you be careful up there on the roof!


5/17/2009 12:40 AM  
Blogger KC MO Garden Guy said...

Love your garden design! What is your path made of? Would love to have your iron gazebo. Can't wait to see pictures of your garden later in the summer.

5/17/2009 9:19 AM  
Blogger Sylvana said...

Forest Jane, I truly swear by Early Girls! They are a great tomato.
Our roof pitch is not steep so it is easy to get around on that roof. Makes for great views and pictures of the garden!

KCMO Garden Guy, the path base right now is compacted dirt with some mini-nugget bark form years past and shredded leaves from last fall. The iron gazebo was a graduation present to myself four years ago. I looked everywhere for a round, wrought-iron, airy gazebo for that area that didn't cost thousands of dollars. Found it at Target - and it was 60% off!

5/17/2009 10:52 PM  
Anonymous Northern Shade said...

Those are good cardinal's eye views of the garden. How fortunate you are to have prepared space waiting when you bring new plants home. I like the curves, and the way you've balanced the space.

5/21/2009 9:37 PM  
Blogger Sylvana said...

Northern Shade, thanks! I love having the little portal-window on the second floor. When I'm not climbing through it to get to the roof to take pictures, I get a great over-view of the garden from it. It helps me see where I need to make changes. I find that if I can make it look good from above, it looks and feels even better on the ground!

5/21/2009 10:58 PM  

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