Today we’re in Westport, Massachusetts, visiting Carolyn Berube’s garden.
These pictures were from 2017, an incredible year. I don’t water my gardens and seldom fertilize, but I do use lots of compost, bought and homemade.
Baptisia ‘Starlite Prairieblues’ (Baptisia × bicolor ‘Starlite’ Zones 4–8)
Tradescantia ‘Sweet Kate’ (Zones 4–9) a favorite moisture-lover, though it may go dormant in a drought.
Amsonia tabernaemontana (Zones 4–9) provides three seasons of interest: blue flowers in early summer, yellow foliage in fall, and tan and white stalks in winter.
Gerbera daisies (Gerbera jamesonii) will last for years in a pot if kept really cool over the winter.
Iris ensata ‘Maroon Giant’ (Japanese iris, Zones 4–9)
The rich purple flowers of Clematis ‘Etoile Violette’ (Zones 4–8) provide vertical interest, with another favorite—stokesia ‘Wyoming’ (Stokesia laevis ‘Wyoming’, Zones 5–9)—in the foreground and the small white flowers of feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium, Zones 5–8) growing in between.
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