This garden area was filled with roses, peonies, delphiniums and monkshood when I moved in last fall. These plants all make me think of English gardens so I dubbed this garden area ‘Sissinghurst’. However, by fall it was a plain smudge of green so I’ve added a few more plants in front to carry things through. I picked them for their foliage colour and texture so that they’ll add interest from spring through fall even when they’re not blooming.
Front row plants, left to right: golden meadowsweet (small yellow leaves), a patch of blooming white Canada violet (it was already here and is so pretty right now, but it’s a spreader so I’m not sure what I’m going to do with it), 2 dianthus ‘Early Bird Chili’ (fine, grey foliage), asiatic lilies, and a ‘Sunpower’ Hosta (big yellow leaves).
You can’t see them very well yet because I couldn’t bring myself to crop my neighbour’s gorgeous lilacs out of this picture. 🙂 More pictures to come! I can’t wait to see what colour my peonies are!
Oh, and making a mental note to paint those sprinkler poles white.
To see this garden at other times of the year, click here and scroll down.