The Fern Fairway in Summer season

Cherry Ong, a frequent GPOD contributor from Richmond, British Columbia, has a slender aspect yard in her backyard that she calls the Fern Fairway. She all the time makes essentially the most of this little house with an attractive collection of crops, targeted, as one would possibly guess, on ferns and different shade-loving crops.

Immediately she’s sharing some images of the backyard because it seemed on the peak of summer season final 12 months.

That is the north aspect of the Fern Fairway, with its mainstays Leucothoe fontesiana ‘Rainbow’ (Zones 5–8), Athyrium ‘Godzilla’ (Zones 5–8), Hosta ‘Huge Daddy’ (Zones 4–9), Hakonechloa macra ‘All Gold’ (Zones 5–9), and a steel fern ring.

Athyrium ‘Ghost’ (Zones 4–9) will get larger and higher with every passing 12 months.

An extended view of this very slender shade backyard

Athyrium filix-femina ‘Dre’s Dagger’ is such a show-stopper. The primary time I noticed it was in Thomas Hobbs and Brent Beattie’s nation backyard, and it was love at first sight.

One in all my houseplants on trip

Fuchsia ‘Pink Marshmallow’ (Zones 10–11 or as an annual) brings pleasure to each people and hummers!

Did I point out that it’s troublesome to {photograph} this hall?

This planter is throughout the kitchen window. I attempted one thing totally different this 12 months and used sq. plastic pots as inserts. When the hostas went dormant, I changed and rearranged the crops. This extends the season of the container with out as a lot work for me. I can even convey within the annual ferns earlier.

I imagine that is Asian saber fern (Polystichum neolabatum, Zones 5–9), a comparatively new addition to the Fairway.

The fragile blooms of Cardiandra alternifolia (Zones 5–9)

Paris polyphylla(Zones 5–8) was a raffle win from an area backyard membership, and Tricyrtis ‘Renkaku’ was a purchase order from a house plant sale by a widely known native gardener. I really like the combo!


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