Today’s photos are from Pat Cassidy.
I have been gardening in this space for 30 years now just outside Ottawa, Ontario. The first couple of years, as it is for everyone, it was a challenge. My biggest challenge was that my garden is all sun and my favorite plant is a hosta!
Some of my favorite hostas here are ‘Popcorn’, ‘June’, ‘Island Breeze’, ‘Orange Marmalade’, ‘Fox Fire Palm Sunday’, ‘Liberty’, and ‘Whee’. Unfortunately, the tree above, which gives minimal shade, has been slowly dying over the last couple of years. The huecheras are ‘Cherry Cola’ and ‘Pear’.
This is another part of my garden, with Hosta ‘Sagae’, lupins (Lupinus polyphyllus, Zones 3–6); Allium (Zones 5–8), which have been planted here for about 15 years; a few iris (Iris hybrid, bearded group, Zones 3–9) that escaped my last removal, and a peony (Paeonia ‘Felix Crousse’, Zones 3–8) that has not yet bloomed.
This is another angle, with ‘Morning Lilac’ Itoh peony (Paeonia ‘Morning Lilac’, Zones 4–8) in full bloom in the foreground.
Pink cleome (Cleome hassleriana, annual) is dotted about in the front of this view of the garden in full summer bloom.