Today we’re featuring more pictures from Kathy Schreurs’s beautiful garden in Sheldon, Iowa. See the photos from yesterday.
The addition of tall alliums (ornamental onions, Zones 3–8) has brought a pop of color to the strong green-and-white color scheme in this part of the garden.
Detail of the round purple flower heads of the allium.
Kathy says, “The sweet woodruff (Galium odoratum, Zones 4–8) tends to be high maintenance—freezes out almost to oblivion occasionally—but I always replace it because it’s so lovely with the hostas. The brunneras (Brunnera macrophylla, Zones 3–7 ) add a touch of soft texture too.”
“The big blue hostas, the bright ‘Guacamole’ (center) and ‘Striptease’ (right) were not fully grown yet for the season. Adding color in the background is bleeding heart and, in the foreground, dwarf iris (Iris cristata, Zones 4–9).”
A soft blue cloud of Jacob’s ladder (Polemonium caeruleum, Zones 4–8).
“I flirt with columbines (Aquilegia species and hybrids, Zones 3–8) of various colors, but they tend to lose their hybrid colors within a few years as they self-sow and interbreed in the garden.”
“My Siberian iris (Iris siberica, Zones 3–9) battle the shade and so are not prolific bloomers, but even a few of these blue beauties are a thing of wonder.”
“I also enjoy a blue mass of forget-me-nots (Myosotis sylvatica, Zones 5–9). I planted the first of these the summer my father died.”
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