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READER PHOTOS! Tim’s garden in Ohio in Springtime

Front yard garden with hostas 'Choco Nishiki' and 'Sagae', Geranium macrorrhizum, and a Japanese maple 2 WAYS TO ENLARGE!Click directly on the photo to enlarge in a pop-up, or click HERE to see this image, larger, in a new browser window.
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Tim Vojt

We featured Tim Vojt’s garden in Columbus, Ohio, for a full 3 days in January, and it was a hit! (Refresh your memory HERE, HERE, and HERE) Last week Tim decided to send in some photos of what’s going on now.

Front yard garden with Hosta nigrescens, golden Japanese forest grass, Heuchera ‘Dolce Licorice’ and dwarf blue spruce.
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Tim Vojt

He says, “It’s been a strange spring, but I guess they all are.  Some things had all of their buds freeze; others look like they are about to bloom and the opening buds turn brown.  But as usual, there are beautiful spots and plants growing despite the vicissitudes of the weather!”

Hosta ‘Sagae’, Hosta ‘Queen Josephine’, Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’, Heuchera ‘Lime Rickey’, and Heuchera ‘Caramel’.
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Tim Vojt

Yup, those are definitely some beautiful spots… So great, Tim! Keep us posted. I, in the meantime, will now commence the search for a true-blue gentian for my garden. Wow! 

**see captions for plant info**

Front yard garden with Heuchera ‘Dolce Licorice’, Hosta ‘Kinkaku’, Epimedium grandiflorum var. higoense ‘Bandit’, and Athyrium niponicum ‘Burgundy Lace’.
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Tim Vojt
Miniature thyme, woolly thyme, Dianthus simulans, Echium amoenum ‘Red Feathers’, and sedum.
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Tim Vojt
Sedum ‘Dragon’s Blood’, woolly thyme, Muehlenbeckia axillaris, and Dianthus simulans.
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Tim Vojt
Gentiana augustifolia cv.
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Tim Vojt
Geranium ‘Philippe Vapelle’
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Tim Vojt
Front yard, unknown iris cultivar.
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Tim Vojt
Lupinus pilosus and Heuchera ‘Firefly’
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Tim Vojt
Antennaria dioica ‘Rubra’
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Tim Vojt
Spiraea bumalda ‘Magic Carpet’
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Tim Vojt

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  1. Annedean 06/04/2012


  2. mrspain 06/04/2012

    Love it when Tim's garden is featured, because I live in Dayton and it gives me hope as to what I can do with my garden. Yes, Tim continue to send those beautiful pictures. Wish I could see your garden in person. Everything is so beautiful.

  3. plantlady57 06/04/2012

    I agree, wow! Please keep sending more photos.

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    meander_michaele 06/04/2012

    Tim, these pictures show your garden to be a beautiful tapestry of color and texture.I love how one plant eases into another's like a sumptuous buffet of gardening delight! The picture of the rock surrounded by the sedum and wooly thyme is pure perfection.

  5. ppinnc 06/04/2012

    Great looking garden, Tim. It's beautiful from every angle. Thanks especially for the plant ID info. This anal gardener loves that !!

  6. pattyspencer 06/04/2012

    Oh Tim you're garden is just beautiful! I know you can't live that far from me - do you hire out???? I'd love to have a garden that not only I could love but my neighbors would too!!

  7. sumhillgardener 06/04/2012

    Your garden is fabulous ! I grow Sagae hosta and it is bigger and better each year ! Love the plant combinations --- each plant happy and spaced to show off to the fullest. Thanks !

  8. tractor1 06/04/2012

    It's said variety is the spice of life and Tim's garden makes him a spice merchant... too much detail for those crisp clear photos to do justice to how Tim wove in so many plant varieties to create a lovely tapestry, from all sorts of flowering plants to gorgeous conifers, deciduous trees, to lichen hugging rocks. Tim's is a garden that I'm certain to be fully appreciated must be seen close up and personal in person. Great talent, Tim.

    (New arrivals, pair of Eastern Kingbirds on Acer griseum)

  9. priscilla_zone5 06/04/2012

    What more can be said? Your gardens are fabulous, Tim. I greatly appreciate that you add the cultivars to your photos. Looking forward to more posts.

  10. Wife_Mother_Gardener 06/04/2012

    I love your gravel plantings. They make me want to give it a try someday. Beautiful!

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    Tim_Zone_Denial_Vojt 06/04/2012

    Thanks for your kind comments! Lots of people have joked with me about designing their gardens. I have so much admiration for garden designers because I just can't do it. My secret to success in the garden is: Step 1. Buy what I like. Step 2. Plant everything way too close together. Step 3. Kill half of everything I buy. Step 4. Divide what survives. Step 5. Go back to Step 1!

  12. sheilaschultz 06/04/2012

    Gee Tim, we have the same gardening rules! I fell in love with your gardens in January, and seeing them once more makes me adore them all over again... they are beautiful. I'm feeling guilty, I think I need to go primp and prune.

  13. pattyspencer 06/04/2012

    But I wasn't joking Tim :-)

  14. dahliab 06/05/2012

    Tim i love your planting philosophy and your gardens are beautiful! i bought my house 2 years ago in Seattle w/big dreams of turning the all turf yard into gardens. i live by your philosophy and now have hope. it looks like chaos right now!

  15. terieLR 06/05/2012

    What a JOY to view your gardens again Tim ~ I am truly inspired!

  16. user-7007285 01/02/2015

    Yes what an inspiration! I absolutely love, love what you did with the rocks in the front yard and tucked in such beautiful hostas. You are gifted. I wish I could do just a bit of what you do. Not likely here in Florida, can't grow most of what plants you have.

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