Alice Fleurkens in Sweaburg, Ontario, has shared her backyard with us a number of instances on the GPOD, however at present she despatched in some images of a buddy’s backyard, which is simply attractive.
That is my buddy Anna’s backyard. I had not been there for fairly some time, and boy was I blown away by her little piece of paradise. Her vegetation have grown to sizes I had by no means seen earlier than. Anna and her husband, John, actually shouldn’t have any garden; their complete yard is flowers and greens.
Have a look at all of the planters Anna makes. She instructed me they had been nicer earlier in the summertime, however I feel they’re nonetheless stunning. The intense crimson flowers are from begonias (Begonia hybrid, Zones 9–11 or as an annual) and canna (Canna hybrid, Zones 8–11 or as a young bulb).
This begonia is roofed with blooms.
Have a look at these gigantic agaves (Agave americana, Zones 8–10). Anna instructed me she has had them for about eight years.
Within the winter, the agaves go within the storage. You’ll be able to see they’re set on wheels to make them simpler to maneuver. And might you imagine the dimensions of the dahlias (Dahlia variabilis, Zones 8–11 or as a young bulb) within the background? Simply completely superb. I feel they’re in all probability 5 to six ft tall.
A smaller agave in a ceramic pot and potted angel’s trumpets (Brugmansia hybrid, Zones 8–11) add flare to this planting.
That is the aspect of Anna and John’s backyard. There are every kind of various small sedums between the rocks. Two weeping copper beeches (Fagus sylvatica, Zones 4–7) have dramatic foliage and match properly within the slim area.
This orange flower, Mexican sunflower (Tithonia rotundifolia, annual), was speculated to be 6 ft tall however grew to about 9 ft.
Anna John have constructed many rock partitions round their property.
A fantastic hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata, Zones 3–8)
This tree with the orange flowers is simply attractive. It’s a lantana (Lantana camara, Zones 8–11). Lantanas are often grown as annuals in cold-winter climates however can become massive shrubs or small bushes if overwintered. From the wheels on the platform the container is sitting on, it appears to be like like this goes into the storage for the chilly months of the 12 months just like the agaves.
What a view of the massive variegated agave with ivy (Hedera helix, Zones 4–9) cascading down the retaining wall behind.
Have a backyard you’d wish to share?
Have images to share? We’d like to see your backyard, a selected assortment of vegetation you’re keen on, or a beautiful backyard you had the prospect to go to!
To submit, ship 5-10 images to [email protected] together with some details about the vegetation within the photos and the place you took the images. We’d love to listen to the place you’re situated, how lengthy you’ve been gardening, successes you’re pleased with, failures you realized from, hopes for the long run, favourite vegetation, or humorous tales out of your backyard.
Have a cell phone? Tag your images on Fb, Instagram or Twitter with #FineGardening!
Do you obtain the GPOD by electronic mail but? Enroll right here.