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Garden Photo of the Day

Summer in Ontario

Blooms of the Canadian summer

Today we’re in Sweaburg, Ontario, visiting Alice Fleurkens and her beautiful garden. We’ve been here before; check out some previous posts: Highlights from an Ontario Garden and Fall to Winter

smooth hydrangeaThis beautiful clematis, growing here behind the smooth hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens, Zone 3–9) is likely an old variety. I’ve already moved it once and will have to move it again because right now we can hardly see it. But the neighbors can see it this year since it has grown over the fence and into the tree!

CalibrachoaPot of Calibrachoa (annual) looking as pretty as can be.

purple clematisThis clematis was a gift from a friend’s garden about one and a half years ago. It looks like it is happy where it is. I have no idea of the name.

Diabolo ninebarkA Diabolo® ninebark (Physocarupus opulifolius ‘Diabolo’, Zones 3–7). This variety is prized for its dark leaves, but the flower display is pretty nice too.

lavenderThe lavender (Lavandula angustifolia, Zones 5–9) is so pretty right now. (Editor’s note: Remember that lavender is happiest with good drainage.)

This year it was hard to get bedding plants; however, I was lucky to find some Amaranthus ‘Early Splendor’ (annual). These plants were very small and miserable looking, but I am hoping the splendor they promise is coming. The first visit allowed to the garden center was outside only, but I wanted some rock to finish this border, which was halfway done, so it was my lucky day to find some.

This pot was given to me by a friend, and a bottom broke off, so now the pot itself is just sitting in the flowerbed.

threadleaf coreopsisThe pretty threadleaf coreopsis (Coreopsis verticillata, Zones 4–9) makes a great show of yellow flowers every year.

This photo features white nicotiana (Nicotiana alata, annual), coral bells (Heuchera hybrid, Zones 5–9), smooth hydrangea, and a lovely shrub rose of which I don’t know the name.

 

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  1. Maggieat11 07/20/2020

    Lovely. You have good use of rocks and conifers to balance out your beautiful gardens. Bet it looks great in winter, too. Thanks for sharing.

  2. user-5117752 07/20/2020

    Just love your gardens! They're so imaginative and creative! And, I love your use of gravel as a border. And the rock placement is simply marvelous! Thank you for taking the time to share it all with us!

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    SimpleSue 07/20/2020

    So tidy and well planned! Beautiful purple plants- love that lavender and the clematis wow!

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    treasuresmom 07/20/2020

    Absolutely wonderful!

  5. BTucker9675 07/20/2020

    A beautiful garden to start the week!

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