Here are some photos of my garden throughout the seasons. I garden in northern New Jersey, Zone 6, although we may move up to Zone 7 soon.
I planted thousands of daffodils a few years ago and hope they naturalize. I love the double varieties like ‘Pink Champagne’, ‘White Lion’, and ‘Peach Cobbler’ (Zones 2–8).
I also plant hundreds of tulips (Tulipa hybrids, Zones 2–8). We have some deer pressure, and I have to spray diligently in spring as shoots starts to appear.
The ‘Queen of Night’ tulip and fallen pink petals of our ‘Kanzan’ cherry (Prunus ‘Kanzan’, Zones 5–9) formed an unexpected and beautiful combination that I try to repeat now every year.
We have a number of peonies that we inherited from previous owners, and they are probably 30 to 40 years old. The ‘Bowl of Beauty’ (Paeonia ‘Bowl of Beauty’, Zones 4–7) had an incredible flower display last year because we cut down a nearby tree and the plant now receives the proper amount of light to flourish.
There are a lot of sun-loving plants on the hellstrip between the sidewalk and the street because it is one of the few places with full sun. Cleome (Cleome hassleriana, annual) and Verbena bonariensis (Zones 7–10 or as an annual) are in bloom here.
I try to incorporate many native plants in my flower beds. I love their delicate nature and wild spirit. Here natives Phlox paniculata (Zones 4–8) and Echinacea purpurea (Zones 3–8) join the other plants in the bed.
The fall color in the garden is outstanding, and one of my favorite fall color plants is amsonia (Amsonia hubrichtii, Zones 5–8), here showing off its yellow color between ornamental grasses and shrubs.
I leave a lot of perennial seed heads over the winter. They are actually very decorative, and birds adore the seeds.
Tropical plants such as elephant’s ear (Colocasia esculenta, Zones 7–10) are abundant in the garden since they love our humid and hot New Jersey summers. I overwinter most of them in my basement as tubers, cuttings, etc.
I also grow a lot of dahlias (Dahlia × variabilis, Zones 8–10 or as a tender bulb). They are attention grabbers in my fall garden and make stunning late-season bouquets.
Purple Verbena bonariensis mixes with the white-edged bracts of Euphorbia marginata (annual), which is native to much of North America. Behind them is a cloud of silver and purple provided by Russian sage (Salvia yangii, Zones 5–9).
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Thank you for sharing your garden. It is very lovely, and I love many things about it, especially the euphorbia and bonariensis pairing.
Thanks again :)
Yuliya - your love of gardening shines in your photos. I also like the euphorbia, bonariensis, and Russian sage combination.
Plus your tulips, peonies, and the vase arrangement were especially beautiful to me.
For those who are interested, Yuliya also posts to Youtube. Her channel is Y Garden.
Yuliya, everything is lovely as usual.
Treasuremom..hanks for the YouTube garden channel by this gardener- going there now!
I just love the spring time photo with your pretty house in the distance and all the bulbs, the whole garden is super pretty!
Yuliya: lovely combinations as always. And beautiful photographs.
Love all your plant combos. Everything is just beautiful!
Your garden design is lovely and the plantings grow so lushly! Can I ask how you deal with the dying foliage of your daffodils? What do you have planted in those same beds near them that aren't swamped by the leaves as they start to lie down? I think one image of of the Amsonia, shrubs, and grasses in fall may be from the same or similar vantage point.
Oh, how your beautiful garden makes me miss my northern NJ garden! They don't call it the Garden State for nothing - it's still the best place I've ever gardened. Love the photo of the tulip "cup" with the cherry blossom petals and your peonies make me green with envy - still trying to grow them here in NC. Thank you for sharing this great garden!
Yuliya, the layering with the plantings in the 1st photo caught my eye. It's masterful and took a lot of thought. You have a gift with the art of plants in nature. Kudos!
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