As we speak, frequent GPOD contributor Cherry Ong is taking us alongside on a backyard tour she was in a position to go on in June. The tour was a part of a four-day plant-study weekend organized by the Vancouver Hardy Plant Group, and the tour visited some lovely gardens close to Vancouver, Canada.
Apart from the hardscaping, the entire work was executed by the proprietor, who spent numerous hours creating this unbelievable backyard.
A torrent of coloration explodes from this superbly various foliage, however the brilliant gold foliage from Dicentra spectabilis ‘Gold Coronary heart’ (Zones 3–9) steals the scene.
A slender path winds via lush, completely wholesome crops.
The fantastic peeling bark of a paperbark maple (Acer griseum, Zones 4–8)
Areas of completely manicured grass present distinction to the plush borders.
The little strip of floor between the sidewalk and avenue is commonly forgotten, however on this backyard additionally it is planted up superbly. What a good way to unfold the enjoyment of gardening!
One other view of the backyard area between the sidewalk and avenue
The darkish foliage of this unbelievable Japanese maple (Acer palmatum, Zones 5–9) appears all of the extra dramatic for the light-colored crops dotted round it.
No area is just too small to make a backyard! Slender, shaded beds are good for ferns, hostas, and Astilbe.
Silvery Japanese painted fern (Athyrium niponicum ‘Pictum’, Zones 3–8), with silver-spotted lungwort (Pulmonaria, Zones 3–8)
Japanese forest grass (Hakonechloa macra, Zones 5–9) tumbles superbly over the sting of a backyard path.
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