En route

I was bicycling in Basking Ridge, NJ when I came across this front yard, dominated by monarda (bee balm) on both sides of a fence, with purple coneflowers and some rose campion mixed in. I also like how it uses the narrow strip of grass between the sidewalk and the street–eliminates some mowing! It is inspiring me to use my bee balm more strongly, accentuating shasta daisies (white) and coreopsis (yellow), repeating it several times along the front path. The bee balm already is due to be moved from in front of the garage window, where it showed up last year and I had to say hasn’t done as well as the clumps I’ve given away.

This front garden made me stop pedaling!
This front garden made me stop pedaling!
Look behind the fence. See the sundial and bird bath? Think there is a bench too.
Look behind the fence. See the sundial and bird bath? Think there is a bench too.
One way to reduce your mowing
One way to reduce your mowing
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