Looking through the arbor you might be able to see that Clematis 'Comtesse de Bouchaud' is growing up and over, but no flowers so far. Something seems to be eating the leaves. Linaria is still blooming on the right. To the left is the Oakleaf Hydrangea just beginning to bloom. The other pink flowers are Geranium 'Wargrave Pink' which have self-seeded all along this area.
This is at the very end of the path where the Hydrangeas seem to be lighting up the area. I've never had the Scotch moss do so well around the stones. Many years ago I planted lots of it and it all dried up and died. This has all self seeded from somewhere else...
Turning right at the end of the path leads you to the gate to the raised beds in the side yard. There is Blue Star Creeper and Baby's tears growing around the stones here. Solomon's Seal and Corsican Hellebore are to the left under the rhododendron.
Turning around and looking back down the path you might be able to see the Littlest Gardener's tools. She's been "working" which means she and her big sister are digging holes and bringing lots of rocks over to build something. Hydrangea 'Pia' is growing on the deck, it is just beautiful this year.
Back at the end of the path is the view of the pond, well the plants around the pond. Maybe next year it will be framed with blooming Clematis.
This time of the year there are mostly different shades of green along the path, which gives it a nice cooling feeling. Since we have so many large trees that shade the backyard it's the perfect place to sit when the sun is hot and you want to enjoy the view.