Gardening in Alaska, Part 1

Gardening in Alaska, Part 1

Immediately we’re heading to frigid Fairbanks, Alaska to go to Susie Zimmerman.

Listed below are some photos of my backyard. I have been at it for about 40 years (with a whole lot of assist from my husband, affectionately referred to as “the gardener”), whose important job was constructing the home.

The place all of it started, circa 1983–1987

beginning of the garden in Alaska that is mostly grassExtra backyard begin – just a few grass and a few flowers

aerial view of unique home and large garden in AlaskaThis aerial view reveals what the home and gardens seem like now. What a pleasant home, and naturally there’s A LOT of gardening occurring down there.

a lush garden bed with flowers and bushesAlaska summers will be brief, however the cool temperatures and lengthy days imply every part is extremely lush.

garden in autumn with trees and bushes in autumn colorIn autumn, stunning leaves that change shade dominate the backyard.

house and landscape covered with snow in winterJust a bit snow in winter – nonetheless stunning!

garden arbor surrounded by flowers in summerHowever when all that snow melts, a lovely backyard seems, filled with flowers.

close up of canna and black eyed susan flowerHeat colours come from a canna (Cane hybrid, Zones 8–11 or as a young bulb) and a black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia stiffZones 3–7).

two moose visiting a small garden pondYou assume deer are dangerous. Susie has MOOSE! She has a love-hate relationship with frequent moose guests. They’re enjoyable, however they will also be fairly harmful.

Susie despatched so many fantastic images that we’ll be again tomorrow with extra of this stunning backyard!

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Have images to share? We might like to see your backyard, a non-public assortment of crops you like, or a beautiful backyard you have had the prospect to go to!

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