Today’s photos come from Anne Price:
My name is Anne, and I live in Quebec, Canada, Zone 5. My main interest is trees and shrubs with four-season interest, which I highlight with perennials and some annuals. I hope you enjoy these photos. They are from different times during the growing season and are a mix of front and back garden.
A Japanese maple (Acer palmatum, Zones 5–8) steals the show here, with fresh spring foliage in the brightest shade of green.
Another Japanese maple, with the new leaves just unfolding in the spring. The fresh foliage is tinged lightly with red. Many plants have new growth flushed with a red color in the spring. The red pigment acts as an antifreeze to help protect delicate new growth from late spring frosts. As an added bonus, it is very beautiful!
The bold leaves of a hosta contrast beautifully with the delicate maple foliage.
A rich diversity of colors, textures, and forms, provided primarily by foliage. The emphasis on trees and shrubs also makes this a low-maintenance garden.
A spectacular flowering tobacco (Nicotiana sylvestris, annual). This species can reach 5 to 6 feet tall in the right conditions, with huge bold foliage and long, dramatic, fragrant white flowers.
A wide view of the garden, showing what an incredible diversity of plants Anne has in a very small area. You don’t need acres and acres to have a beautiful, interesting, diverse garden!
Flower heads of oakleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia, Zones 5–9).
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