Summer in Kristin’s Garden – Bagicha Bazaar

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Today we are visiting Kirsten Rimbold’s beautiful garden.

Hello! It’s 90°F here in Virginia, and the gardens are lush and wonderful. My three grandsons are spending July with us, and they are happy to hunt for insects, harvest vegetables, and cut flowers for the table centerpieces. After that, we cool off in the pool.

I garden on urban/suburban acres. I’m the gardener, but my husband, Chris, designs and builds the stone paths and garden structures, cheerfully spreads the mulch, and makes the leaf mold we use in the vegetable beds. This garden was featured on GPOD almost a decade ago in the spring season. (Spring at Kirsten Gardens in Virginia). Since then, we’ve added a screened porch and porch garden, where we love to hang out three seasons of the year.

Given the weather and upcoming grandchildren, there are some unsightly spots (host leaves, seed heads) that may need to be trimmed (and eventually trimmed by me!), but I added additional photos to give a better sense of the garden.

A stone garden path with lush vegetation on either side.Looking down the garden path

Large garden bed with large shrubs and perennialsLots of shrubs with perennials mean less maintenance and a garden that looks good all year round.

A garden bed with small trees and a large variety of hostaslovely host (hosta Hybrids, zones 4-9) lie under Japanese maples (Acer palmatumzones 5–9).

Grass garden path with lavenders and other flowersMany summer flowers, including lavender (Leondolazones 5–8) on the left which is very refreshing on a hot summer day.

More shrubs and perennials in the gardenwho flowers (Echinacea purpureaZones 4-9) bloom here around shrubs.

View from the other side of the roadLooking the other way on the way.

Garden at sunriseWhat a beautiful garden! Thanks for having us again, Kristen.

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