Garden Photo of the Day

30 Years in the Making

Decades of work and experimentation have created this beautiful garden

The colors of purple coneflower (Echineacea purpurea, zones 4 - 9) and black-eyed susan (Rudbeckia fulgida, zones 3 - 8) flowers are echoed in the leaves of smaller foliage plants to create a harmonious perennial bed.

Abigail Davis sent in these photos of her Zone 4 Minnesota garden. Shes been gardening there for 30 years, and says it is always evolving. I think we all hope that our gardens will evolve into something this wonderful!

This garden shed with a bold red door is as much a piece of garden art as it is a place to store tools.
Egyptian walking onion (Allium x proliferum) is as visually exciting as it is useful in the kitchen.
Masses of shade lovely plants create cool, green, tapestry.
A long view back to the shed shows some of the many colorful details in this garden.

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  1. Chris_N 02/01/2018

    What a great garden, Abigail! The Egyptian walking onions are crazy looking. And your garden shed with the herb garden around it looks so inviting.

  2. Cenepk10 02/01/2018

    What a fun place to be ! Love your garden. So lush and beautiful. Yikes !!!!! Zone 4. Amazing !!!!

  3. user-7003263 02/01/2018

    Loved the pictures of your garden, especially the garden shed with the herb garden and the Walking Onions (really interesting onion that I will have to tell my vegetable gardening son-in-law about). I am so sorry that your garden was posted during a time when GPODers could not comment on it. Perhaps, many will come back to check out your posting.

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    treasuresmom 02/07/2018

    Oh, my, my. You have 2 of my very favorites - coneflower & rudbeckia. I have them as well & they are such tough plants.

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