End of Month Review: August 2015

Helen at The Patient Gardener has invited us to present a review of our gardens at the end of each month. We are finally getting over the intense heat and lack of water we experienced over the summer, and things seem to be coming back. For this month’s review I have elected to create panorama views of two sides of my back garden rather than offer a large number of individual photos. I climbed a ladder to get views over the Japanese maple which dominates the center of the garden.

The west side of the garden receives morning sun and remains sunny until later afternoon when shade comes from the woods behind.

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The east side, shaded until late morning by the house, receives afternoon sun until early evening.

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The panoramas are a bit distorted in that the borders form an ellipse around the Japanese maple. You can click on the pictures to enlarge them for a closer look.

Please visit Helen  at The Patient Gardener for a review of her garden at the end of August.

About johnvic8

John Viccellio retired after 24 years in the U. S. Navy and began to dig into gardening when he could finally land in one place. He completed the Master Gardener course in 1992 and has since designed and constructed two of his own gardens. He wrote a monthly garden column for ten years and was a regular contributor to Carolina Gardener magazine. John published his first book, Guess What's in My Garden!, in 2014. He lives in a retirement community in Matthews, NC.
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6 Responses to End of Month Review: August 2015

  1. Looks very inviting, green and leafy.


  2. Christina says:

    It is good to see these wide views of your garden; your planting is stunning. Is the tree on the left side of the top image the Vitex agnus castus? I’ve actually tracked on down to add to the new planting in the garden, so I’m so glad you posted about it and I was able to see one in flower when I was visiting Susie.


    • johnvic8 says:

      Thanks, Christina. The tree is indeed a vitex. I just had the top trimmed to try to get rid of the spent flowers. It is in the process of putting out new growth which should rebloom. I may have waited a bit too long to trim it. The one on the left in the bottom panorama is also a vitex…one started from cuttings from my aunt’s VA garden…and it is just starting to rebloom.

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  3. What an ambitious project to take these panoramic photos . Lovely garden , and
    vibrant for late August !


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