We’re visiting with Patsy LaHue at the moment.
My husband and I (80 and 84) have been gardening in Grand Junction, Colorado, since 1976, when the hill was nothing however 2,000 elm tree twigs. My husband and I’ve spent many enjoyable hours transferring rocks, planting bushes, and digging holes. I have a tendency to maneuver vegetation round lots as a result of I’m all the time on the lookout for the right mixture. We’re in Zone 6, and our common rainfall is 7 inches a 12 months. Evidently, we’ve supplemental water for our flowers. I’ve been featured on the GPOD as soon as earlier than (Patsy’s Tiered Backyard), and thought I’d ship photos from late summer season.
Echinacea (Zones 5–9) with a cactus sculpture
This part of the backyard options a number of forms of sedum, together with Sedum ‘Autumn Pleasure’ (Zones 3–9), which is my favourite plant. It appears good year-round and doesn’t require a lot upkeep.
There are three completely different backyard ranges, with a path between the second and third ranges.
A sculpture presides over the brick wall that makes up one of many terraces, with a purple rose blooming under.
Purple Crocosmia and Echinacea bloom on the decrease degree, whereas white datura (Datura sp., annual) exhibits off above.
Patsy has had this stunning phlox (Phlox paniculata, Zones 5–9) for therefore lengthy that she’s misplaced the identify of the variability. What nice coloration and what stunning, wholesome foliage.
‘Helen von Stein’ lambs’ ears (Stachys byzantina ‘Helen von Stein’, Zones 4–8) boasts additional giant leaves.
Purple cannas (Canna hybrid, Zones 8–10 or as a young bulb), Sedum, Echinacea, and a purple rose bush
Largely white flowers look nice mixed with a cheery yellow Rudbeckia triloba (Zones 4–8).
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