GPOD on the Street: Vancouver Backyard Tour

We’re tagging together with Cherry Ong right this moment, having fun with footage from a collection of backyard excursions she went on final June, organized by the Vancouver Hardy Plant Society.

These photographs are from the backyard of Pam Frost – aka, “The Doyenne of Perennials!”

mature Kousa dogwood covered in pink flowers

Kousa dogwood (Cornus kousa, Zone 5 – 9) are all the time lovely, however get completely show-stopping as soon as they’re absolutely mature. This specimen is beautiful, with pink flowers, and appears to be the variability ‘Satomi’, named for the granddaughter of famed Japanese nurseryman Akira Shibamichi.

close up of schefflera

A shocking big schefflera (I feel Schefflera taiwanianum, Zone 8 – 10) with beautiful foliage.

small greenhouse attached to side of building

I really like this little greenhouse! What a captivating and helpful addition to the backyard.

close up of Arisaema consanguineum

Arisaema consanguineum (Zone 5 – 8) has lovely and uncommon flowers in early summer time, and the daring, tropical foliage seems nice the entire rising season.

large bight green fern growing beneath a bird bath

Stunning mixture of inexperienced ferns and an ideal chook tub to set them off. I feel the fern within the entrance is quite a lot of Asplenium, however I’m unsure. No matter it’s, the colour and texture is unimaginable.

black locust tree with chartreuse foliage

Wanting up on the timber, with a golden-leaved black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia ‘Frisia’, Zone 3 – 8) taking heart stage with leaves that simply glow.

close up of rhododendron foliage

We often consider rhododendrons as being grown for his or her flowers… however who wants flowers when the foliage seems like this? Stunning distinction between the outdated progress and the brand new. The Pacific Northwest is a perfect local weather for numerous rhododendron species and hybrids, together with many with beautiful foliage like this.

close up of pink and green masterwort flower cluster

Masterwort (Astrantia main, Zone 4 – 7) grows in half shade and produces these uncommon clusters of flowers backed by a hoop of showy bracts. As you possibly can see, the flowers entice numerous insect guests searching for pollen to snack on.

close up of oakleaf hydrangea

The daring foliage of an oakleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia, Zone 5 – 9) with flower clusters nearly to open.

large cornus controversa with variegated foliage

Stunning variegated foliage from Cornus controversa ‘Variegata’ (Zone 5 – 8)

Cherry shared so many nice photographs from her go to to this backyard that we’re going to separate them between two days, so come again tomorrow for extra!


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