Evelyn’s City Prairie Backyard – FineGardening

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At this time we’re within the backyard of Evelyn Sterenberg, who offers with some fairly distinctive circumstances. Situated within the metropolis Lethbridge, Alberta, she is squarely within the Canadian prairie however nonetheless shut sufficient to the Rockies to have some loopy climate blow in from the mountains. Regardless of typically coping with excessive circumstances, Evelyn takes benefit of her city location to create a thriving backyard:

Fifteen years in the past we started engaged on the backyard at this home. We’re blessed with loads of sunshine, fertile soil and years of do-it-yourself compost, however however we take care of excessive warmth and chilly, hailstorms, excessive winds and drought. Our location inside the metropolis is sheltered by timber and buildings and we’ve got enough water.

garden bed with yellow, blue and pink flowersYarrow, ‘Johnson’s Blue’ geranium (Geranium ‘Johnson’s Blue’, Zones 4–8), thrift (Armeria maritima, Zones 4–8) and yellow sedum (Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina’, Zones 6–9).

multicolored lupins on edge of garden bedA bundle of seed rewarded us with these lupins after the second 12 months.

Edith Wolford irisesIrises (I imagine this selection is ‘Edith Wolford’ [Iris ‘Edith Wolford’, Zones 3–9]) and lupins do effectively right here as a result of the prairie soil is considerably alkaline.

Ostrich ferns growing next to large piece of driftwoodOstrich ferns (Matteuccia struthiopteris, Zones 2–8) love their spot by an outdated chunk of driftwood.

peach colored peony next to foliage plantsItoh peony, rhubarb (Rheum rhabarbarum, Zones 3–8), girl’s mantle (Alchemilla mollis, Zones 4–7) and wild lupin (Lupinus perennis, Zones 3–8).

shade container with various colored flowers

Shady doorway planter comprises pansies, impatiens and parsley.



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