Kathy Lariviere sent in today’s photos.
When we moved to this Colorado Springs, Colorado, house almost seven years ago, I vowed that I would try to keep my plant addiction under control. I love experimenting with color and texture, though, and every year I’ve found plants that I just have to try. This is my smallish front yard.
Geranium (possibly Geranium ‘Rozanne’, Zones 5–8) with a Denver daisy (Rudbeckia hirta, Zones 5–9 or annual) volunteer, woolly thyme (Thymus lanuginosus, Zones 4–9), ‘Angelina’ sedum (Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina’, Zones 5–8), gaura (Gaura lindheimeri, Zones 5–9), ‘Millennial’ allium (Allium ‘Millenium’, Zones 5–9), daisies (Leucanthemum × superbum, Zones 5–9), and coreopsis sunrise (Coreopsis grandiflora ‘Early Sunrise’, Zones 4–9).
A new smoke bush (Cotinus coggygria, Zones 4–9), an old yew (Taxus sp., Zones 5–9), redtwig dogwood (Cornus sericea, Zones 3–8), globe blue spruce (Picea pungens ‘Globosa’, Zones 2–7), iberis (Iberis sempervirens, Zones 3–8), veronica (Veronica spicata, Zones 3–8), daylilies (Hemerocallis hybrids), gaura, catmint (Nepeta × faassenii, Zones 3–8), daisies, coreopsis, yarrow (Achillea, Zones 3–9), liatris (Liatris spicata, Zones 3–9), and sweet alyssum (Lobularia maritima, annual).
Blue and white balloon flowers (Platycodon grandiflorus, Zones 3–8) in front of the border. Pink and white echinacea (Echinacea purpurea, Zones 3–9) are blooming near the edge of the porch.
One last view of the flower-packed front bed. Happy gardening!
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