Gardening in Alaska, Part 2

Gardening in Alaska, Part 2

We returned immediately to go to Susie Zimmerman in her lovely backyard in Fairbanks, Alaska.

The backyard beds are thickly planted and overflowing with flowers. Simply since you develop a backyard in a chilly local weather doesn’t suggest you’ll be able to’t have wonderful gardens.

hand doing work on a new sloped garden bedSusie calls her husband “the gardener. He contributed a number of arduous work in creating these lovely gardens.

aerial view of flowerbeds and small garden pondAnd wow, did that arduous work repay! Flowers are all over the place. Specifically, look out for the tall blue towers of the delphiniums (delphinium elatum, Zones 3–7) you can see on the again of the beds. It’s potential to develop delphiniums in lots of climates, however they’re at their peak within the very chilly summers in locations like Alaska.

three moose in the garden in winterMoose that go to within the winter are searching for one thing to eat. They’re simply as annoying as deer, solely greater!

rock garden with various low growing plantsA rock backyard is stuffed with attention-grabbing crops in addition to attention-grabbing rocks.

plants with small white and purple flowersShades of white, silver and pink create a tender, romantic flower cloud.

close-up of Russian arborvitae growing over a garden pondRussian arborvitae (microbiota decussata, Zones 3–7) falls superbly over the sting of the lake. This low-growing conifer is native to Siberia and due to this fact takes Alaskan winters in stride.

view of the garden from the balcony of the houseTrying down from the home onto the gorgeous gardens

close-up of pink lilies next to small white flowersLilies (lily hybrid, Zones 3–8) in probably the most romantic shade of delicate pink potential.

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