Today’s photos come from Janice Martinez in Southern Oregon, who has been working on transforming the space for the past six and a half years.
This photo is small, but I had to include it because it is the “before” photo. You can see that Janice didn’t start with much!
And the “after” photo. What a transformation!
Lots of hard work went into building the structure of the landscape …
… which paid off big time in a beautiful, flowery, final product.
A spacious seating area for entertaining now fills the space.
Tall foxgloves (Digitalis purpurea, Zones 4–9) send up their spires of flowers. Foxgloves are biennials, producing a low rosette of leaves their first year and then flowering, setting seed, and dying in their second year. Sowing seeds every year ensures a constant supply of flowers, and where they are happy, they will often self-sow so that their blooms are a perennial feature even if the individual plants only live two years.
Delphiniums (Delphinium elatum, Zones 3–7) are best in climates with cool summers, so they can be difficult to make happy in some parts of the country. Where they thrive, they are some of the most beautiful flowers you can grow. Here the scenery behind them is beautiful as well!
Everything set up for a garden party.
Nothing like getting all dressed up for a garden party!
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