Visiting Dana’s Garden

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Today Sue Hughes is sharing a friend’s beautiful garden.

I’d like to share the beautiful garden of my neighbor and friend Dana Kline. I spent the day in her garden with her and her dog Hadley and thought it would be fun to share my photos of it with other gardeners on Garden Photo of the Day! Dana’s garden is in the historic Schenley Farms neighborhood in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh (Zone 6b). She started this garden in 2004, and it’s constantly changing with the seasons. These photos are what July looks like, and as you can imagine, spring, autumn, and even winter each has its own seasonal highlights.

gardener standing at the end of garden path at a gateWith Dana at the garden gate, a huge trumpet vine (Campsis radicans, Zones 4–9) arches overhead.

garden path with lots of smooth hydrangeaLooking down the path into the garden, masses of smooth hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens, Zones 3–9) line the path to the right. I love how lush and full the plantings are.

garden view from a patio with ornate iron railingThis view of the garden from the patio is perfectly framed by the stunning iron work.

pink potted geraniumsPotted geraniums (Pelargonium hybrids, Zones 9–11 or as annuals) rest on an architectural piece turned garden art.

small garden pond with iron coverThe garden pond has beautiful iron work over it to keep out raccoons and pests.

dog next to small garden pondHadley the dog likes watching the fish and frogs safely on the other side of the iron barrier.

garden beds with big ornamental grass and pink flowersLush, overflowing garden beds are framed by a neatly trimmed lawn and hedges.

antique pedestal with garden beds on both sidesAn antique pedestal makes a centerpiece in the garden.

bright pink and orange roseA beautiful rose shows how the flowers change in color as they age.

view from back of garden with gardner and dogDana and Hadley are enjoying the house and the garden.

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