If you’re searching for garden inspiration, go no further! On this GPOD, we take a look at three sisters’ gardens.
Hello, my name is Joanna and I’m from Minnesota. Several years ago, my former Minnesota gardens were a GPOD feature and a garden makeover was a GPOD feature last August. Since winter is still trying to wrap up in the Upper Midwest and many other places in the States, I thought it would be fun to share some pictures from mine and my sisters’ gardens – three sisters in three gardening zones. We all have different styles, but we all love digging in the dirt and creating a beautiful space with flowers.
We’ll start first with my sister Susan’s Colorado Garden in Zone 5:
Asiatic lilies (Lilium hybrid, Zone 3 – 8), daylilies (Hemerocallis, Zone 3 – 8) delphinium (Delphinium elatum , Zone 2 – 7)
Yellow and orange marigolds (Tagetes patula, and Tagetes erecta, annual) mixed with cooler colors for a high-contrast garden design.
Next up, my sister Becky’s South Carolina Garden in Zone 8:
Swallowtail butterfly on zinnia (Zinnia elegans, annual). Zinnia flowers are at least as attractive to butterflies as they are to us!
Asiatic lily, variegated whorled loosestrife (Lysimachia punctata ‘Alexander’, Zone 4 – 8), red geum (Geum sp.) provide a bright mix of red and yellow, behind a daylily bloom.
And last, a few shots of my Minnesota Gardens in Zone 4:
Bee balm (Monarda didyma, Zone 4 – 10) garden phlox (Phlox paniculata, Zone 4 – 8), oriental lily (Lilium hybrid) all provide fragrance, and echo the same colors through the bed, while bright yellow from a container of annuals makes for a dramatic centerpiece.
Peach dallies and purple bee balm make a combination of colors good enough to eat, with their colors reflecting in a sculpture of recycled glass dishes. The blue-green foliage of baptisia (Baptisia australis Zone 3 – 9) makes a great backdrop to the entire scene.
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