We’re traveling with Deborah Dorman today, who is taking us to Mendenhall Gardens in Juneau, Alaska.
A flurry of golden bidens flowers (Bidens ferulifolia, Zones 9–11 or as an annual) accentuates the beauty of these rock formations.
One of the iconic features of this garden is the upside-down tree planters. These are actual tree stumps, pulled up and flipped over in the ground and then used as planters on the top. What a beautiful and interesting way to use something that otherwise would have just gone into a wood chipper.
An abutilon (Abutilon hybrid, Zones 8–10 or as an annual) shows off a brilliant red flower. These shrubs are sometimes called “parlor maples” for their maple-shaped leaves and the fact that they were once popular as houseplants.
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Originally posted 2022-10-21 18:54:35.