Alice's Ontario Garden - FineGardening

Alice’s Ontario Garden – FineGardening

We’re in Sweaburg, Ontario, visiting Alice Fleurkens. We have been to her backyard earlier than (Alice’s Entrance Backyard in Canada), so try her earlier posts if you wish to see extra.

That is the primary yr in about six years that I have been in a position to do extra gardening once more. It is so good to see the backyard develop.

various bushes in the garden bedThese shrubs now require drastic pruning yearly. And the Siberian iris (Siberian irisZones 4–8) discovered a spot the place I actually don’t need him, so later he should go.

close-up of deep red coral bellsOh how I really like coral bells (Heuchera hybrids, Zones 4–8), even when the ants are attacking them left and proper. It appears to be their favourite plant for making anthills.

mulched garden bedA woman gave me a golden orange heuchera. It is very small this yr, but it surely’s coming.

front garden bed with large stones around the edgeThis grass was additionally given to me. (Sorry, I do not know the title of something.) We had a giant cedar in entrance of the basement window and determined we wished it gone, so my husband very cleverly reduce it down.

flowerbed in front yard with birdbathThis backyard goes all the way in which down the hill. I planted extra grass in it, and the bleeding hearts are doing nice. They needed to be coated with blankets every week in the past as a result of we had frost, and so they froze in different years and broken the hostas and lilies. They did not die; they simply regarded ugly for some time.

close-up of garden bed with many foliage plantsThere’s nonetheless no mulch within the backyard. However possibly we nonetheless mulch it or possibly we do not. We’re undecided. Is dear.

wider view of garden bedExtra heucheras add shade to the backyard.

foundation garden bed with small plantsThere was one other cedar over there within the nook by the door, but it surely was hitting the roof and it did not look excellent, in order that was gone too. There’s a good hosta and a few miscanthus grass, which does not appear to be doing too properly.

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