Garden Photo of the Day

Bright Blooms in Indiana

By Kim Charles

Pattie Clifford of Westfield, Indiana shares her garden cheer.

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  1. user-7008377 03/17/2017

    Pattie your garden is lovely!

  2. Maggieat11 03/17/2017

    A nice selection of happy plants! Your opening photo was especially welcoming today. Thanks for sharing!

  3. user-7007498 03/17/2017

    Good morning, Pattie. NIce post to color up my "white" landscape. Thanks for sharing your sun and shade garden.

  4. tennisluv 03/17/2017

    Coffee. Pretty Garden Pictures. Coffee. Does a good morning need anything else? Lovely bright pops of color from your flowering beds and soothing greens from the hostas, ferns, heuchera, et etc. Thanks for sharing on this cold almost spring morning.

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    meander_michaele 03/17/2017

    It's so delightful to see another round of pictures from your garden, Pattie. Your foliage and flower pairings are very lovely with the colors of one being echoed and emphasized by the tones in its the golden yellow throat of the daylily repeating in the bold faces of the black eyed susans. Love the last picture of the happy family of fern, hostas and heuchera. Is that an autumn fern?

    1. pattieswinfordclifford 03/17/2017

      Yes, Autumn Fern, I like it because it stays almost evergreen here in Zone 5.

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        meander_michaele 03/17/2017

        Yes, autumn fern is a real trouper, isn't it. I've been eye balling some places this winter where I've thought to myself that adding the evergreen fronds of the autumn fern would be a real plus. I have some already and they stand up well in my winters also.

  6. Chris_N 03/17/2017

    Hi Patty, glad to see more from your garden. What a delightful mix of shapes and textures. You certainly know how to make a shade garden interesting with the great variety of plants you have. I love Corydalis lutea in your second and fourth photo. It does just ok for me at home but I have a spot at work where it spreads like crazy and I have to keep it pulled back so it doesn't smother smaller plants! And is that a wire sculpture rabbit hiding in the second photo?

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      LindaonWhidbey 03/17/2017

      I love Corydalis lutea, too, Chris, but have had no success. Do you have it in sun or shade? I've tried both and different soil conditions but no go. I think it probably likes it wetter than our summer weather provides.

      1. Chris_N 03/18/2017

        Where I've seen it happiest is in shade to part shade.

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    Tim_Zone_Denial_Vojt 03/17/2017

    Good morning, state neighbor. Nice, cheerful images from your garden again. That fern is really showcased among the golden hostas and the Heuchera. Why don't I have one!?

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      meander_michaele 03/17/2017

      Ha, yes, my thought was ..."Why don't I have that whole combination?!"

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        Tim_Zone_Denial_Vojt 03/17/2017

        It really is a beautiful mix!

    2. user-7006958 03/17/2017

      Same here. My Autumn fern looks so sad compare to the one in this picture. I need to move it asap! It will go right by a Standard Hosta!

  8. anitaberlanga 03/17/2017

    Good morning! What lovely photos to brighten up a rainy day here in Central IL! I have very little shade in my garden so I much enjoy seeing the subtle beauty offered by these interesting plant combinations!

  9. sheila_schultz 03/17/2017

    Your shade combos are stunning Pattie, a perfect ending for our GPOD week! I'm particularly fond of the hosta in the last photo with the dark green leaves that fade to a light green on some of the tips. Very cool.

  10. user-7006958 03/17/2017

    Lovely garden! Sun and Shade! What more can one ask for? Thanks for sharing!

  11. schatzi 03/17/2017

    Love all the color, shape and texture contrasts - beautiful!

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    LindaonWhidbey 03/17/2017

    Pattie, thanks for the eye candy this morning. I'm assuming that these photos are from last spring or summer or else you are much further ahead than we are out here. I especially like your heuchera, ferns and hosta photo. Such a great blend of color. Have a good weekend GPOD and Happy St. Paddy's Day! ?

  13. NCYarden 03/17/2017

    Beautiful, and really loving those shady combos.

  14. pattieswinfordclifford 03/17/2017

    It has been "special" having photos of my garden showcased.

  15. Meelianthus 03/17/2017

    Lovely to see your gardens again Patti. Beautiful combinations and as an almost total shade gardener myself, really enjoy seeing what other gardeners have done. Beautiful!

  16. Sunshine111 03/17/2017

    Gorgeous! Your pictures really brought a smile to my face! We had heavy dense snow the other day about 15 inches… I've been out shoveling it off my deck… Coming in and seeing these pictures is truly a gift.

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