Alana’s Ohio Backyard – FineGardening

My identify is Alana and I backyard in Columbus, Ohio. My present backyard is about 7 years outdated and I’m always tweaking it. One in all my favourite elements of gardening is being stunned by the surprising. I really like self seeders and biennials or not-quite-hardy crops that survive over a number of years. The present structure takes up most of my 1/4 acre property and there’s not a lot grass left. Trying again ultimately 12 months there have been some good moments.

close up of purple plants in the garden

In April, Miss Saigon hyacinth (Hyacinthus ‘Miss Saigon’, Zone 4 – 8) enhances a moss phlox (Phlox subulata, Zone 3 – 9), I consider ‘Ronsdorfer Magnificence’. Hyacinths present fabulous shade earlier than a lot else is blooming. I’m beginning to get into tulips now that the yard is totally fenced, however earlier than that hyacinths have been my deer-resistant early spring stars.

garden border along a wooden fence with pink and purple flowers

The pinks/purples on this mattress in Might are widespread mallow (Malva sylvestris, Zone 4 – 8), Felix Crousse peony (Paeonia ‘Felix Crousse’, Zone 3 – 7), Cloudburst phlox (Phlox ‘Cloudburst’, Zone 4 – 8), and Dianthus ‘Kate’ (Zone 4 – 9). The mallows self seed nicely in my yard and a few of them develop taller than I’m.

garden bed with orange and purple flowers

Here’s a totally different mattress in Might. Allium ‘Purple Sensation’ (Zone 4 – 9) is one among my favourite crops however doesn’t at all times come again after our moist winters in clay-ish soil. Lots of the bearded irises I‘ve tried additionally battle however the ones that make it have a tendency to breed amazingly shortly. The orange iris right here I consider is Iris ‘Maid of Orange’ (Zone 4 – 8). The dianthus is Dianthus ‘Vivid Cherry Allure’ (Zone 5 – 8) and there’s a Clematis ‘Dr. Ruppel’ (Zone 4 – 11). On the left behind the iris is widespread chives (Allium schoenoprasum, Zone 4 – 8). I like them as decorative crops till the flowers fade, at which level they flop and I minimize them again. I don’t know the cultivars of the blue iris or the geranium.

long garden bed full of different pink flowers

Pink! This mattress in June is slightly eye-popping. Many of the crops which are flowering on this image got here from seed I direct sowed and hoped for one of the best. The pink flowers are candy William (Dianthus barbatus, Zone 3 – 8), Dianthus ‘Delilah’ (Zone 4 – 9), Phlox ‘Fashionably Early Flamingo’ (Zone 4 – 8) phlox, rose campion (Lychnis coronaria, Zone 4 – 8), and Penstemon ‘Pink Rocks’ (Zone 4 – 8). The campion and candy Williams have self seeded like a champ and the unique clumps have been there for 3 or 4 years regardless of the heavy soil.

garden border along a fence with pink and yellow flowers

In July, the yellow-orange Crocosmia ‘George Davison’ (Zone 6 – 9) performs off the pinks from the phlox, Rainbow Marcella purple coneflower (Echinacea ‘Rainbow Marcella’, Zone 5 – 9), a species purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea, Zone 4 – 9) from seed, and Allium ‘Millenium’ (Zone 4 – 8). There’s additionally a salmony canna (Canna hybrid, Zone 8 – 10 or as tender bulb) crammed in right here I acquired after volunteering at a botanical park.


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