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Townhome Residing With Flowers – FineGardening


At this time we’re visiting Shelly Zylstra, who has created an unbelievable backyard at her townhome in Tinley Park, Illinois.

For those who’ve ever thought you’d wish to have a tremendous backyard however don’t suppose you have the space for it, this GPOD is for you! Shelly has remodeled the deck and surrounding space at her townhome into a surprising and dramatic backyard. Any spot the place you’ll be able to put a couple of containers can turn out to be a ravishing backyard.

Shelly says that that is her fourth yr placing collectively plantings exterior her townhome, and she or he considers herself a flower addict.

Tall orange cannas (Canna hybrid, Zones 7–9 or as tender bulbs) and dark-leaved ‘Vertigo’ fountain grass (Pennisetum purpureum ‘Vertigo’, Zones 8–11 or as annual) deliver peak to the planting. Verbena ‘Whiteout’ (annual) and Petunia ‘Vista Snowdrift’ (annual) present plenty of white flowers. A darkish coleus (annual) brings factors of darker shade, and parrot beak (Lotus bertholotii, annual) supplies fernlike foliage. Trailing down from the containers are large swags of silver falls dichondra (Dichondra argentea ‘Silver Falls’, Zones 8–10 or as annual).

Combining very tall crops and lengthy trailing ones multiplies the impact of those containers, filling the house with magnificence.

Underneath the deck, extra flowers and dramatic foliage make up the remainder of the backyard, and there’s a comfortable seating space surrounded by blooms.

One final shot of the townhome backyard. Are you able to think about how stunning this group could be if everybody gardened like this?


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