Today’s photos come from Diane in Nova Scotia.
I have been gardening for a long time, 20 years or so. I used to work at a greenhouse, and that got me hooked. Here in Nova Scotia, we are Zone 5a/5b with a few microclimate zones in sheltered areas. My garden has provided me with many hours of work, fun, relaxation, and therapy. We live in a heavily wooded area with lots of wildlife who share our garden. Remember to plant extra veggies, because the deer will munch on some!
My island bed with a variegated ‘Hakuro Nishiki’ willow tree (Salix integra ‘Hakuro Nishiki’, Zones 5–7), purple wolfsbane (Aconitum sp.), and weeping mulberry (Morus alba ‘Pendula’, Zones 4–8).
This clematis was mislabeled as ‘Jackmannii,’ but I’m not sure what it actually is.
This daylily ‘Ed Murray’ (Hemerocallis ‘Ed Murray’, Zones 3–9) is a lovely black-red with a green throat. (For gardeners in hotter climates, note that daylilies of very dark colors often look their best sited where they get a little shade in the afternoon.)
My golden hops vine (Humulus lupulus ‘Aureus’, Zones 5–8). I absolutely love the bright lime green color. Too bad I don’t like home-brewed beer!
I rescued this rosebush from the greenhouse trash and nursed it back to life. Yummy bubblegum pink!
I call the front of my house my tangled garden. The large white perennial is a white fleeceflower (Persicaria polymorpha, Zones 3–9).
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