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Creating Magnificence in Illinois – FineGardening


The photographs at the moment are from Suzanne Layer’s backyard in Bloomingdale, Illinois.

Welcome to my backyard! Stroll previous the fairies and below the arch full of pink roses. Gardens are magical locations the place cares can disappear. My sister, Anne, who lives in Paris, calls this the “mini-Monet.” I completely love creating magnificence whether or not in my studio or out within the backyard.

RoselilyAlongside the best way: the beautiful shade of the double-bloom roselily. (“Roselily” refers to a collection of oriental lily hybrids with double flowers.)

tall phloxThe perfume of tall phlox (Phlox paniculata, Zones 4–8) will pull you alongside the best way and across the curves.

The principle backyard seen from a path resulting in our deck. Purple delphinium (Delphinium elatum, Zones 3–7) and lime inexperienced hostas lead the attention throughout the best way to the start of the shade backyard.

old-fashioned hollyhockThe tall spire of an old school hollyhock (Alcea rosea, Zones 3–8) stands sentinel above yellow daylilies (Hemerocallis hybrid, Zones 4–8) and tall, deep pink phlox.

This path leads previous the firepit space by the open gate to the solar backyard. In summer season’s fullness it’s full of tall yellow yarrow (Achillea hybrid, Zones 3–8), phlox, and Shasta daisies (Leucanthemum × superbum, Zones 4–9). Earlier in spring the pink poppies and purple-blue of my grandmother’s iris draw you in. Generally a pink fox relaxes again right here!

One other view of the faraway solar backyard, trying previous the white blooming crabapple tree and a circle of blooming hostas.

This fountain is the point of interest of the rock backyard. It overlooks the doorway arch.

pink-eyed phloxOne other shot of pink-eyed phlox!

Thanks for this chance to take your readers on a stroll down my backyard.


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