Today we are visiting Mary Spaulding’s garden.
I submitted photos of my emerging spring gardens in May 2020 (click here). I’d like to share some photos of our July-August Zone 3 gardens. Even though it was a very dry year, my husband’s diligent watering paid off.
On the west side of the house, hosta cultivars are shaded under a large old Amur maple (Acer ginnala, Zones 3–8). I would love to grow Japanese maples (Acer palmatum, Zones 5–9), but our winters are too severe. A mass planting of Stachys macrantha (Zones 3–8) is on the left side.
‘Gold Standard’ and ‘Solar Flare’ hostas (both Zones 3–8)
Rosa ‘Nearly Wild’ (Zones 3–9) has simple pink flowers produced in great abundance.
This longer view of the garden shows Calamagrostis ‘Karl Foerster’ (Zones 3–11) and Clematis on a trellis.
Hemerocallis ‘Lazy Summer Days’ (Zones 3–10)
Astilbe (Zones 3–8) with Hosta ‘Solar Flare’, and Asiatic lily ‘Tyrol’ (Lilium hybrid, Asiatic group, Zones 3–9)
Clematis ‘Piilu’ aka ‘Little Duckling’ (Zones 3–8)
Stachys officinalis ‘Humelo’ (Zones 3–8)
Clematis ‘The President’ (Zones 3–8)
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