I’m posting these photos as part of a conversation with the writer of the blog “Cottage Garden Living.”
This is the courtyard where I live:
This photo was taken about four years ago . Since then ,I have been planting perennials in all the bare brown places you see.
first, I transplanted Hostas into the center of the garden. But that area gets full sun, and by July the Hostas were burned up. So I moved them to the shadier corners and planted full sun perennials in their place. Waiting to see how it looks this year.
Some plantings along the sides:
Hollyhocks, Bee Balm, Blanket Flowers
Hosta, Peony, begonia, Alyssium, Veronica
Gladioli, Obedient Plants, Crocosima
Sunflowers, Dianthus, Balloon Flower, Hosta, Iris, Cardinal Flower
You get the idea. I am excited to see it everyday, as the plants I planted last Spring and Summer emerge.