Barry Severn grows many wonderful plants in his garden outside Toronto. We’ve visited his garden before (Last Year in Barry’s Garden), and it is always a pleasure to see what he’s cultivating.
The little annual Phacelia campanularia is native to California but thrives in gardens in many climates.
I love the way Barry has zoomed in to the details of the stamens of this Clematis ‘Jackmanii’ (Zones 4–8). Many flowers reward a closer look to enjoy their details.
Pyracantha have the common name of firethorn for their brilliant red berries produced later in the year, but the spring bloom is quite beautiful too. This is a Pyracantha coccinea (Zones 6–9) in spring bloom.
Rosa ‘Stanwell Perpetual’ is a beautiful old rose, introduced in the 1800s, that, as the name suggests, reblooms after the initial spring flush. That is normal for more modern roses but was quite a new trait when this rose was bred.
The rock garden includes these plants, clockwise from upper left: Alyssum spinosum (Zones 4–7), Silene uniflora (Zones 3–8), a dianthus of some sort (perhaps Dianthus deltoides, Zones 3–8), and Anthyllis vulneraria (Zones 4–9).
Allium cristophii (Zones 4–8)
Wallflower (Erysimum sp., Zones 5–8) is a beautiful plant that usually has wonderfully fragrant blooms.
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