This is the entrance to the garden. I planted the vinca on the left of the path last spring, and the patch to the right earlier this year. The hosta bed on the far right used to be confluent, but the deer have thinned it.
More of the vinca and hostas.
I had a large lush European ginger plant under the large oak on the left of the top picture. It disappeared, but I have found "babies" throughout the garden. I transplanted them to a rock garden, and they seem to like it.
This is the other side of the vinca I planted last year (around the corner from the top picture). The stones under the rain spout help prevent erosion.
I'll post more pictures later in the summer, as the plants fill in and I get more weeding done.
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