Today’s photos are from Ruth Barker.
I love all flowers and plants, and I love to try new introductions with my existing plantings.
I prefer to have lots of pollinators. I also prefer a more natural and wild look. I live in Ohio, Zone 6a. This year I will be planting dahlias. I have planted small border ones in the past. This year I’m going for a BIG impact. I have also ordered several new irises. I just love everything about gardening!!
Nothing delivers big impact like poppies! (Papaver orientale, Zones 3–8).
Countless ornamental onions (Allium, Zones 4–8) fill the spring garden with purple.
So much color from foliage! A red-leaved Japanese maple (Acer palmatum, Zones 5–9) complements the golden color of the heuchera (Heuchera hybrid, Zones 4–9) under it.
A double-flowered azalea (Rhododendron hybrid, Zones 5–9) covers itself with blooms in the spring.
The hanging pot of red geraniums (Pelargonium hybrid, Zones 8–10 or as an annual) absolutely glows against the white wall behind it.
Lupines (Lupinus hybrids, Zones 2–8) are hard to beat with their tall, dense spires of purple flowers.
Stopping by the pond to feed the fish
This planting is all about pink, from pink phlox (Phlox paniculata, Zones 4–8), echinacea (Echinacea purpurea, Zones 3–8), and a lily (Lilium hybrid, Zones 5–9).
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