GPOD on the Highway: Vancouver Hardy-Plant Examine Weekend, Half 2

Again in June, good friend of the GPOD Cherry Ong attended the Vancouver Hardy Plant Examine Weekend and was sort sufficient to share images of among the gardens that she toured. In the present day she’s taking us alongside to go to Gwen and Paul’s beautiful backyard and nursery.

close up of blue poppiesBlue poppies (Meconopsis betonicifolia, Zones 5–7) are solely growable in climates with very cool, delicate summers—like Vancouver, the place they thrive.

annual poppiesThere are numerous types and colours of annual poppies (Papaver somniferum, annual), however these brightly coloured ones are simply marvelous. And naturally the seedheads that come subsequent are lovely as nicely.

shady garden path with foliage plants on both sidesThis shady path is proof you don’t want an enormous space, solar, and even many flowers to make a stupendous backyard. An exquisite tapestry of foliage, with a daring, white-variegated hosta (Hosta hybrid, Zones 3–8) catches the attention.

close up of woodland peony red seed podSome peonies are grown extra for his or her seedpods than their flowers. This is among the woodland peonies (in all probability Paeonia japonica, Zones 5–8), which grows nicely in shade and has beautiful white flowers within the spring adopted by these dramatic seedpods that break up open to point out their shiny crimson inside.

tall foxtail lilies in the gardenFoxtail lilies (Eremurus hybrids, Zones 5–8) produce these unimaginable spires of flowers in early summer time. They’re not exhausting to develop, however they have a tendency to rot in heavy, moist soils, so give them good drainage to maintain them completely satisfied.

fence made by old window frames surrounded by flowersI really like this inventive fencing, which visually divides the backyard whereas nonetheless letting you see via to the vegetation on the opposite aspect. It appears to be produced from outdated window frames and different discovered/upcycled supplies.

California poppiesCalifornia poppies (Eschscholzia californica, annual) often are available in a shiny shade of orange, however these softer, extra pastel tones are fantastic additionally.

two chairs in the gardenA rock backyard slopes as much as a spot to sit down and take within the view.

garden pondI really like how the wealthy vegetation fills in round this pond, making it appear like such a pure and seamless a part of the panorama.

close up of Dactylorhiza orchidI believe these spikes of intensely coloured flowers are the blooms of a Dactylorhiza orchid.


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