At this time we’re visiting Barbara Cain’s lovely backyard on the South Shore of Boston. We’ve visited her backyard earlier than, so you possibly can see the way it seems within the spring and high summer.
Listed below are pictures of the backyard because it slips into its autumn colours.
Someplace between a big shrub and a small tree, the harlequin glorybower (Clerodendrum trichotomum, Zones 7–10) produces aromatic white flowers in summer season which might be adopted by these stunningly coloured fruits. The leaves, if crushed, have an uncommon scent that offers this plant the opposite frequent identify of “peanut butter tree.”
Frogs, toads, and different amphibians are notoriously delicate to chemical air pollution, so not solely are they welcome backyard guests for his or her behavior of gobbling up slugs and different pests, however they’re additionally an indication that the backyard is a welcome habitat for wildlife.
Chocolate eupatorium (Ageratinua altissima ‘Chocolate’, Zones 4–8) has darkish purplish foliage all summer season after which explodes into fluffy white flowers on the finish of the season.
The spectacular hybrid salvia ‘Wendy’s Want’ (Zones 9–11 or as annual) is loaded down with blooms beloved by hummingbirds.
Dahlias (Dahlia variabilis, Zones 8–10 or as tender bulbs) can bloom a lot of the summer season however all the time appear to peak proper on the finish.
The tiny flowers of tall verbena (Verbena bonariensis, Zones 7–11 or as an annual) are produced in massive lots all summer season lengthy, and even the place they will’t survive the winter, they have a tendency to self-seed to come back again yr after yr.
Staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina, Zones 3–8) shifts into autumn colours.
Lantana (Lantana camara, Zones 8–11, however hardiness varies by cultivar; usually grown as an annual), loaded down with flowers, is all the time successful with butterflies and different pollinators.
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