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.
Susie calls her husband “the gardener. He contributed a number of arduous work in creating these lovely gardens.
And 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.
Moose that go to within the winter are searching for one thing to eat. They’re simply as annoying as deer, solely greater!
A rock backyard is stuffed with attention-grabbing crops in addition to attention-grabbing rocks.
Shades of white, silver and pink create a tender, romantic flower cloud.
Russian 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.
Trying down from the home onto the gorgeous gardens
Lilies (lily hybrid, Zones 3–8) in probably the most romantic shade of delicate pink potential.
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