Today’s GPOD comes to us from Karen Cormier of Scarborough, Ontario:
“These are pictures of late spring when the daffodils, tulips, and forget-me-nots of spring have retreated and the purples and pinks of early summer are coming into full bloom. The border is interspersed with tiny clumps of pink carnations and coral bells, while the garden’s blooms include bachelor buttons, bleeding hearts, and large alum. The yellows of the daylilies, variegated yucca, gold-tipped euonymus, and golden cotoneaster provide a soft contrast to the pinks and lilacs.
We love our hostas for their diversity of size and colour. They do well in almost any condition but we find the lighter varieties do better in shade, while the deeper blues perform well in sunnier locations. Overhanging the hostas is a standard weeping willow. It gets a “brush cut” in early spring and a few trims during summer to keep its shape. Across from the hostas is a group of white cotoneaster, not yet in bloom. The final picture is in late spring when the pink azalea and bleeding hearts are in full bloom, with a few daffodils and tulips hanging on.”
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