GPOD on the Highway: Vancouver Backyard Tour, Half 2

We’re again having fun with half two of Cherry Ong’s go to final June to the backyard of perennial gardening skilled Pam Frost on Vancouver, Canada. Cherry visited as a part of a tour organized by the Vancouver Hardy Plant Society.

densely planted garden with diverse foliage

Knowledgeable combos in shade and distinction. The dark-leaved smoke bush (Cotinus coggygria, Zone 5 – 8) within the again makes a powerful distinction to lighter foliage, and flowers in shades of yellow, yellow-ish inexperienced, and white.

combination of various foliage plants

Contrasting texture and kind is essential to an thrilling backyard design. Right here we see daring leaves contrasting with effective ones, and the formal form of a superbly trimmed shrub contrasting with the casual plantings round it. No flowers, and even brightly coloured foliage, wanted right here to make a gorgeous design.

terra cotta planters on concrete steps

Planters going up the steps. Every makes use of totally different crops, however echoes the identical colours – crimson and pink flowers, contrasting with silver and white foliage. Utilizing comparable terra cotta pots for every planting additional unifies this space.

bright green foliage growing over an empty pot

Epimedium (Zone 5 – 9) have delicate lovely flowers within the spring, however their actual worth within the backyard is their long-lasting foliage, which might look delicate, however is sort of robust and does nicely in tough websites like dry shade.

moss garden with large fern

Moss, wooden, stone, and ferns. Easy and ideal.

large hosta growing next to small pink flowers

It’s simple to miss hostas as frequent and over-planted, however there’s a good purpose they’re used a lot – they’re sturdy, simple to develop, and the foliage is simply lovely.

close up of variegated Solomons seal

Solomon’s seal (Polygonatum sp.) with variegation so elegant it appears to be like prefer it was painted.

densely planted foliage plants

A tapestry of inexperienced with a Cardiocrinum (Zone 5 – 9) in bloom. These lily kin thrive in a woodland backyard and, after a few years of endurance, produce towering stems of big white blooms.

pink lilies about to bloom surrounded by foliage plants

Lily buds able to burst open, with an ideal background of variegated grass.

If you happen to beloved seeing this backyard, we’ve an article with design suggestions from Pam you need to try: Create a Backyard with Cohesiveness


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