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Ray and Mary Ann’s Massachusetts Garden

Welcome to Ray and Mary Ann Fontaine’s garden in Brimfield, Massachusetts.

Now we had been gardening for 43 years. Now we comprise hostas for our shady areas, grasses, astilbes, many shrubs, hydrangeas, and conifers. Begonias are our favourite annuals for coloration, as they are hardy and closing unless frost.

Now we comprise many birds in spring preferring this birdhouse. We moreover comprise four more birdhouses across the property and three hummingbird feeders.

We plant Alaska nasturtiums (Tropaeolum majus ‘Alaska’, annual) in a container on the deck every 365 days. In the center are white scaevola (Scaevola aemula, annual), which we grow from seed.

Hostas are planted alongside the rock wall spherical our pond. Red ‘Dragon Waft’ begonias (Begonia ‘Dragon Waft’, annual) grow within the whiskey barrel within the center of the pond garden.

After we purchased our dwelling this orderly rock modified into once in our front yard, so we made a flower garden surrounding it. We put in many itsy-bitsy conifers and perennials. Rudbeckias and asters give coloration within the autumn, and our favourite begonias in white and pink give us summer coloration.

This aspect door is infrequently ever light, so we planted our color-loving annuals in pots and embellished the stairs for summer coloration.

Pots of annuals maintain the deck with petunias (Petunia × hybrida), calibrachao (Calibraochoa hybrids), pink and scented geraniums (Pelargonium hybrids), and herbs.

Rhododendrons and azaleas (Rhododendron species and hybrids, Zones 5–9) maintain the yard with coloration within the spring.

We put this pond in 15 years ago. It’s in shady set, so on sizzling summer days we aloof down and journey the sounds of water spilling over the waterfalls. The pond set is planted with hostas, grasses, and color-loving perennials.

Right here’s our aspect-yard garden, planted with rhubarb (Rheum rhabarbarum, Zones 3–9), butterfly bushes (Buddleia davidii, Zones 5–9), kousa dogwood (Cornus kousa, Zones 5–8), hydrangeas (Hydrangea macrophylla, Zones 6–9), and grasses.

A hops vine (Humulus lupulus, Zones 4–9) grows on the wooden arch, surrounded by perennials and annuals and conifers. A 50×50 vegetable garden is within the picket fence, where we grow many forms of heirloom tomatoes, squashes, beans, cukes, and herbs.

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