Again in Jay Sifford’s Stunning Bathroom Gardens

Immediately we’re exploring extra of Jay Sifford‘s lesser-seen again backyard. We’ve toured and featured the award-winning panorama designer’s immaculate stylized meadow entrance backyard, however now we’re questioning why the blooming bogs behind his residence aren’t getting extra consideration.

In case you missed his description yesterday:

Many are accustomed to my septic drain area turned stylized meadow within the entrance yard of my home known as Rhodwood, which is positioned within the western North Carolina mountains at 3300 ft. We had been Zone 6b; now we’re 7a. Fewer have seen the again backyard, accessed by a collection of switchback steps. This space is comprised of a big rhododendron most forest with a excessive tree cover, full with two pure bogs and a stream with rapids.

The pure plant palette comprises largely spring ephemerals which might be passed by the tip of June, simply concerning the time the entrance backyard peaks. A whole lot of native skunk cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus, Zones 4–7), Trillium sulcatum (southern pink trillium, Zones 4–7), Veratrum, and marsh marigolds (Caltha palustris, Zones 3–7) type the framework. My objective was to brighten this pure wonderland with native and nonnative crops that take a look at residence within the house.

bog garden full of ostrich fernsIn bathroom #1, I added the ostrich ferns (Matteuccia struthiopteris, Zones 3–7). They’re pleased within the muck!

close up of trillium sulcatum in bloomTrillium sulcatum (southern pink trillium, Zones 4–7) naturally happens right here by the tons of.

close up of pink Trillium grandiflorum flowerTrillium grandiflorum pink type (Trillium grandiflorum f. roseum, Zones 4–8)

close up of Trillium cuneatum in bloomTrillium cuneatum (little candy Betsy, Zones 5–8). I’ve planted tons of of further trilliums to enrich what was already right here.

close up of variegated podophyllum leavesI like podophyllums! That is Podophyllum ‘Kaleidoscope’ (Zones 6–9).

close up of white shooting stars flowersAlong with taking pictures stars (Dodecatheon meadia, Zones 4–8), white type (proven right here), I additionally planted the pink type.

close up of yellow primulas close up of bright purple primulas
bright pink primulas surrounded by lush foliage close up of bright pink primula flowers

I all the time wished to develop primulas, however couldn’t once I lived in Charlotte. Listed below are 4 which might be blooming now.

close up of small Asarum canadensis flowerThis Asarum canadensis (Canadian wild ginger, Zones 4–6) flower makes it seem like a Dracula orchid to me.

bright red and green blown glass leaves in the bog gardenGlass leaves by Jesse Kelly are at residence in bathroom #2.


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