Nancy Sarpola has it going on!
"Here are some more photos of our 1/4 acre hillside garden in Corvallis, Oregon taken in the last few months. They include (in random order) the path through the trees at the top of our lot, clematis 'Crystal Fountain' flowers spilling onto Hosta 'Great Expectations', Dalmation bellflower coming through the rock wall by the path to the swing. There are also Erythroniums which are native to the Northwest and Allium 'Globemaster' and Peony 'Sword Dance' which is short and single so less prone to flopping into the mud than most peonies we grow here in the Northwest Spring rains. I also included some foliage from two of my pots, and a variegated hydrangea called Hydrangea scadens 'Fragrant Splash', a Japanese painted fern, persicaria 'Purple Fantasy' and a heuchera. You'll also find Mary Rose and Clematis 'Niobe' as well as Hosta 'Chinese Sunrise', Impatiens omeiana, a rodgeresia and a male fern in a damp, shady area of the garden. Note the Euphorbia 'Ascot and Heucherella 'Sweet Tea' which survived our mild winter in a pot. Finally, along our driveway, two vigorous spreaders that tolerate dry soil battle it out. They are verbena rigida and Oenethera 'Siskiyou Pink'."
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