Looking back on last year's garden with Joan

Looking back on last year’s garden with Joan

At present’s pictures are by Joan Ganley.

My backyard in January is at all times a chilly and snowy place. Searching over the snowy panorama, I make notes about the place I can enhance my curiosity in winter. Within the yard, this at the moment contains ‘Miss Kim’ lilacs (Syringa pubescens ‘Miss Kim’, Zones 3-8), spruce (Piceia, Zones 2–7), wild apples (Malus), Viburnum, ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius, Zones 2–8), ‘Matron’ sedum (Hylotelephium telephium ‘Matrona’, Zones 2–9). There may be additionally an obelisk and a birdbath.

cat among bottles used to plant seedsMy supervisor inspects the winter seeding undertaking.

close-up of bright purple crocus flowerQuick ahead just a few months to the primary flowers of spring: Crocus.

close-up of yellow flowers of Fritillaria pallidifloraFritillaria pallidiflora (Zones 5–9) is an ephemeral spring with giant bell-shaped yellow flowers that final for about three weeks earlier than setting seed after which disappear underground till the subsequent 12 months.

close-up of small garden bed during its peak in summerThe backyard is in full swing in June with Allium ‘Purple Sensation’ (Zones 3–9), pink paeonia veitchii (Zones 4–8), yellow Primula, the pink blossoms on the wild apples and the multicolored foliage Heuchera. clematis durandii (Zones 5–9), within the obelisk, will bloom from July to October, and Dahlia ‘Cornel Bronze’ (Zones 8–10 or as a young bulb) will start flowering in August and proceed till frost.

peach-colored peony close-upThe peonies are an early summer time spotlight all through the backyard, together with the weird peach and copper coloration of paeonia (Itoh) ‘Singing within the Rain’.

cat perched on a fence next to orange dahlia flowersThe supervisor is critical about his job and is at all times on the job. Right here he’s inspecting Dahlia ‘Ferncliff Copper’ which grew nicely above the peak of our 6ft fence.

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