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Garden Photo of the Day

Garden Photo of the Day

Nancy's garden in Oregon

comments (18) December 13th, 2012 in blogs
MichelleGervais Michelle Gervais, Senior Editor
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Elijah Blue fescue with Salvia nemerosa Cardonna and Achillea Pomegranite
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Nepeta Walkers Low, a rose-colored scabiosa and Achillea Moonshine 
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Cancun Asiatic lilies and Maltese cross in front of a purple smoke tree.
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Clematis Perle de Azure and Astilbe Bridal Veil 
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A coral dahlia with Solidago Fireworks and a New England aster. 
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Bearded iris Rare Treat with a helianthemum, ladys mantle, and Sedum Angelina in the background 
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Cerinthe major Purpurascens
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Our front hillside on a rainy fall day. It features barberries, Chamaecyparis Gold Thread, Acer Sango Kaku and blue oat grass.
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A border in part shade featuring Hosta sieboldii Elegans, Dicentra Bacchanal, sedges, astilbes, and Hosta Patriot
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Ceramic poppy seed pods
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Elijah Blue fescue with Salvia nemerosa Cardonna and Achillea Pomegranite
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'Elijah Blue' fescue with Salvia nemerosa 'Cardonna' and Achillea 'Pomegranite'

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Photo: Courtesy of Nancy Sarpola

Today's photos are from Nancy Sarpola. She says, "We garden on a 1/4 acre hillside lot in Corvallis, Oregon. We have a large patio, grassy area, and paths with densely planted mixed beds in between. The photos are mostly of plant combinations I like." I can see why you like them, Nancy! Gorgeous garden, + gorgeous photos. Thanks so much. Feel free to send more!

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Comments (18)

cwheat000 writes: Your garden is a real step above the average. Your beds and borders look well thought out and the results are special. Your color combos are beautiful. One of my favorites is the Cancun lily/Maltese cross/smoke bush combo. Posted: 12:02 am on December 14th
OregonGardenGal writes: Daryl, professionally, I am a nurse. Thanks for the compliment on the artistic side of my garden. of course, photos allow me to show the best parts while I plan reworks on the parts I don't like as much!! Posted: 11:27 pm on December 13th
OregonGardenGal writes: Appaloosa, you are welcome to visit sometime. I live just north of woodland meadow. There are several nice gardens on my street.

We have trouble with deer too, tractor1 and it's getting worse. I would have a hard time getting a small maple started in the front yard now. Posted: 11:22 pm on December 13th
OregonGardenGal writes: Thanks for your kind comments! I will look around for some shots that show more of an overall look. We have pavers around most of the lawn edge. It makes it a little easier to keep it mowed and keep grass out of the garden beds. The Coral Bark maple was a sapling about 20 years ago. I think it's worth it to plant a few small trees that will take some years to really shine!
Posted: 8:14 pm on December 13th
darylsavage writes: Wow Nancy! Beautiful combos! I love the coral bells and dicentra around the bottom of the hosta, and I also love the brick edging. I am surprised at how many sun-lovers you can grow in what I think of as cloudy Oregon. Are you an artist? Your design is particularly artistic to me. Posted: 8:04 pm on December 13th
Happyg writes: I am definitly going to use some of your plant combos in my garden, I too have a big garden and lots of places to experiment. Thanks for sharing!! Posted: 1:51 pm on December 13th
NevadaSue writes: Nancy, These are beautiful! I love your color and texture combinations. The hosta with the bleeding heart and Coral Bells underneath are so pleasing, like a mother hen spreading her wings to protect her young. I too love your edging and curve lines along the boarder. The Clematis and Astilbe make me want to add Astilbe to my clematis vine and your Iris is one of my favorite. I'll be looking forward to more of your pictures. Posted: 1:26 pm on December 13th
pattyspencer writes: I really like all your color combinations. Thank you for sharing your garden with us Posted: 12:03 pm on December 13th
stuie60 writes: I LOVE all your garden plotes that you have on your web sight. You have used alote of colors in the gardens their witch I love to see it makes a happyer world
to live in. Posted: 11:50 am on December 13th
wanderinggardener writes: These are beautiful plant combinations, Nancy. I would also love to see some braoader photos of the garden, showing how these combinations work in the overall garden scheme. Posted: 11:07 am on December 13th
tractor1 writes: Nancy, I love your hillside, adds wonderful interest. And I envy your Acer 'Sango Kaku' (coral bark maple), it looks a good size, was it already there or did you plant it? I'd like one but they are slow growers and don't get very large so it would be a long time before it would be safe from deer and I'm tired of looking at fenced trees. Thank you, Nancy, I enjoyed your pictures. Posted: 10:46 am on December 13th
Plant_Paradise writes: Fantastic plant combinations and some great photos of them. Posted: 10:25 am on December 13th
Wife_Mother_Gardener writes: Excellent gardening! I love your use of the white astilbe with the clematis. Thanks for sharing your pretty combinations! Posted: 10:05 am on December 13th
meander1 writes: Nancy, it looks like your garden sings a colorful song from spring through fall. As others have already noted, you have some great combinations and I, too would love to see some additional pictures of how things flow.I was admiring your very attractive paver edging in the photo featuring the large hosta. Do you have that along all your garden lines? That is such a handsome, classy look. Posted: 8:31 am on December 13th
mainer59 writes: What stunning plant combinations! The few photos you sent showing more of your garden are also lovely. I like the white of Hosta Patriot lightening that part of the boarder. Please post more photos another time showing the combinations and how they work in your overall scheme. It looks like your garden is pretty big and uses all colors from cool to hot. Posted: 7:36 am on December 13th
user-258617 writes: Super combos! More please! Posted: 7:27 am on December 13th
Tim_Zone_Denial_Vojt writes: beautiful hillside, great combos, and great photos! Posted: 6:53 am on December 13th
appaloosa writes: Nice flowers and yard. Maybe I can go visit this yard someday since I also live in Corvallis. Posted: 3:12 am on December 13th
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