Thursday, June 24, 2010

Video of My Garden

18 comments:

Blackswamp_Girl said...

LOVED the tour! It was fun to see how things like that 'Tiger Eyes' (I assume) sumac catch your eye as you glance around the yard, too--not just in photos.

I still cant believe that your garden is as "new" as it is, Benjamin. And I adore your sinuous metal sculpture.

tina said...

You have every right to be proud of your garden. It is lovely with lots of textures and food for butterflies-no wonder you are a certified way station. I think BSG answered my question about the yellow shrub. I was thinking it was an elderberry but tiger eyes sounds right. Your Fineline is quite big. Mine is fairly small but still doing well. Thanks for the wonderful tour.

Benjamin Vogt said...

Kim--Again, plutonium is the secret to a robust garden! The sumac has lost a few large branches lately, weakened by winter rabbits gnawing on them, so the thing looks lopsided to me.
Tina--Yeah, we get lots of insects, a ton this year for sure (hal that ton is grasshoppers, though). And yup, 'Tiger Eyes' sumac. I do have the similar looking elderberry, sambucus racemosa 'Sutherland Gold' but it's only a foot tall right now. And I can't believe how big the buckthorn is! It's bigger than the tag said it'd be--grows a foot a year.

Amy said...

Enjoyed the video. Your garden is wonderful! I like the design off to the side and continuing through the sideyard. The art and water feature add a lot to your space, too. Very pretty!:)

Town Mouse said...

Wow, everything is so green! What a fun tour. Those Echinacea are really something!

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

It was a great idea to make a video of the garden, Benjamin! The variety of the plants is great, and I like the presence of cool blue flowers among yellow and green.I enjoyed sounds too - the water, birds... except the plane.Thank you!

Kyna said...

Thanks for the tour! :) I don't know if I'd ever video my garden...it sure wouldn't be very long lol.

Benjamin Vogt said...

Amy--Yeah, I like the side garden and over by the wood fence the best, too--but these are also areas with more shrubs (the key!) and were planted a half season or more ahead of the rest, so look better. I also like TALL perennials, and by the fence are verbena, ironweed, eupatorium, meadow rue, aster, and filipendula to name a few.
TM--I like me some coneflowers, and none of those stupid ugly freaky steroidal test tube coneflowers. I'm esp taken with yellow with these guys.
Tatyana--Well, we do have lots of water and bird souns, and being 2 miles south of the airport's major runway, plenty of planes (but moslty just air force reserve planes, and only small regional jets for the commercial flights). If you like blue, stop by again in the fall--that's when blue really happens.
Kyna--I was amazed my tour lasted 5 minutes, that seemed long! It could've been 20 minutes if I zoomed into stuff (but the Flip doesn't zoom to well, so hey).

Rob (ourfrenchgarden) said...

Great tour.

I've played this three times, probably gonna play it a bit more.

I love the monarda. Do you water often or are they mildew resistant?

Beautiful, natural garden Benjamin, you should do another tour with commentary.

cheers

Benjamin Vogt said...

Rob--Three times? Wow. I should've put it to music. The monarda always have mildew no matter what. They are in a depression that stays moist year round, but whatever, you know?

Ellada said...

Hi,
It's nice to show your garden in video, thank you.

Mr Brown Thumb said...

Love the video. Like Rob, I played it a couple of times to get a look at some plants I probably missed the first time.

Benjamin Vogt said...

Ellada--Thanks for stopping by, it's like fertilizer for the garden (as in, it's nice to share the garden if only virtually).
Mr. BT--I suppose it would have been nice if I stopped at each plant and gave their names, but then the video would be an hour long and tedious. But it'd be a nice record.

Les said...

Thanks for the tour. Your impressions of a garden can really be skewed by photography, particularly macro focus, video can be a little more honest. That sumac really stands out, in a good way. I am also glad to see you left room for the playing of games.

Benjamin Vogt said...

Les--I will take that as a compliment then, I guess. I don't know. That's like a 60/40 compliment. (And I left grass simply for resale value.)

Les said...

Totally a compliment.

Layanee said...

Ahhh Benjamin, thanks for giving me the heads up on your garden tour. Loved the sound of the critters and the water feature and the garden is a haven for more than just wildlife I am sure. Loved it. Amazing how full it is.

Benjamin Vogt said...

Layanee--I I could hear and smell fewer lawnmoers, it'd be a haven for me, too! In two weeks I have a committee coming out to see if I should be on the 2011 Lincoln garden tour. Cross yer fingers.