A New Garden, Seven Years In

On the present time we’re visiting with Rebecca Downie.

That is my second submission to the GPOD. I had backyard photos from our worn dwelling featured in “The A part of Shock” several years ago. We’ve now been established in a recent dwelling in Southington, Connecticut, for nearly seven years. No longer a single plant existed when we moved in, as this turned into as soon as a recent neighborhood, and it has been gradual nonetheless stress-free to establish landscaping and gardens! Continually a work in growth, for good.

These are the ‘Pinky Winky’ hydrangeas (Hydrangea paniculata ‘Pinky Winky’, Zones 3–8) terminate to my front steps, with a pot of zinnias (Zinnia elegans, annual) and geranium (Pelargonium hybrid, annual) in front.

That is my approved backyard characterize, with globe thistle (Echinops ritro, Zones 3–8) ample popping out, a daisy that my aunts gave me, and yarrow (Achillea hybrid, Zones 3–9) within the serve of it.

This hyssop (Agastache, Zones 5–9) fluctuate is ‘Sunset’ and is later flowering nonetheless very lengthy lasting. I acquire varied kinds of hyssop, they in most cases’re such hummingbird attractors that I gaze hummingbirds every time I glimpse out the window, dozens of situations a day, within the summertime.

I fancy magnificent, defined backyard edges since it offers some uncover to the gardens when the vegetation accumulate messy having a inspect between seasons. I deliberate this backyard to contend with the slope disagreement between two lawn areas.

Simple combinations that the bees and butterflies devour—‘Small Tuff Stuff’ hydrangea (Hydrangea serrata ‘Small Tuff Stuff’, Zones 5–9), echinacea (Echinacea purpurea, Zones 3–9), daisies, butterfly bush.

More of the the same!

On one particularly staunch Twelve months, I saw 22 monarch butterflies staunch now on the butterfly bush (Buddleia davidii, Zones 5–9). It varies plenty Twelve months to Twelve months.

I snatch to acquire most of my annuals in planters for a glad glimpse when perennials are between blooms.

All the blueprint thru the side and front, I take advantage of largely white roses and these shiny white peonies, and since the peonies don’t flower lengthy they in most cases’re so bountiful, they’re stress-free to assemble arrangements with to reward.

A mama endure and cub in our woods.

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To put up, ship 5-10 photos to [email protected] alongside with some details about the vegetation within the photos and where you took the photos. We’d snatch to listen to where you is probably going to be positioned, how lengthy you’ve been gardening, successes you is probably going to be glad with, screw ups you learned from, hopes for the future, approved vegetation, or comical tales out of your backyard.

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