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John’s California Backyard – FineGardening


As we speak John Erskine is sharing his backyard with us, which we now have visited earlier than (Change Up Your Garden).

This previous yr I’ve been fortunate sufficient to have the ability to do business from home. So through the week, I’ve made many journeys to my backyard to see the way it seems at completely different instances through the day and to search out fascinating new views that showcase completely different plant combos. I proceed to tweak my backyard, transferring issues round, attempting new crops, and eradicating crops which are sad or that I’m not interested by. I nonetheless haven’t discovered how one can mix floral abundance with low upkeep, however I’m engaged on it.

Barcelona tulipsTulips and different bulbs make a colourful splash in March right here within the San Francisco Bay Space. The colourful colours are at all times welcome after the winter. ‘Barcelona’ tulips are featured right here.

Douglas irisThis Douglas iris (Iris ‘PB&J’, Zones 6–9) may be very completely happy in partial shade in spring. This is likely one of the Pacific Coast irises, a gaggle of species (and hybrids between them) native to the Pacific Coast of North America and completely tailored to the climates there.

Chicago Peace roseI really like the gentle colours of this ‘Chicago Peace’ rose.

agrostemmaIt’s a riot of colours and flowers on this mattress in spring, which incorporates agrostemma (Agrostemma ‘Milas’, annual), child blue eyes (Nemophila menziesii, annual), ursinia (Ursinia anthemoides ‘Photo voltaic Fireplace’, annual), and others.

Marjorie Fair rosesA number of ‘Marjorie Honest’ roses fill this heart-shaped mattress outlined with a boxwood hedge.

CrocosmiaCrocosmia, Agapanthus, and a Hydrangea mix with a Trachelium caeruleum (Zones 7–10) for a vibrant show of shade in summer time. The Trachelium reseeds and is usually welcome wherever it pops up.

sweet autumn clematisThis sweet autumn clematis (Clematis paniculata, Zones 4–8) climbed into this deserted fountain and may be very completely happy.


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