I’m leaving for England for a month tomorrow. Last weekend, I realized I hadn’t documented the garden’s summer progress, so I made the rounds.
Though the midsummer peak won’t occur until late July, here the garden is, as it is. The Filipendula rubra ‘Venusta’ is coming into bright pink blossom, Filipendula kamtschatica is going over, and Ligularia japonica and Rudbeckia maxima are just opening their first buds. Not a lot is flowering now, but that’s not what this garden is about.
Line, shape, form, texture, light and atmosphere are the important things.
I aim for complexity, balanced with contrast and legibility of form.
Time is short, so here are some images. They have to speak for themselves (mostly).