Yvonne is sharing her garden with us again today.
My garden was previously featured in the GPOD (Yvonne’s Garden in Virginia and Yvonne’s Woodland and Japanese Inspired Gardens). I garden in Zone 7a in Northern Virginia. This garden is five years old, and we started from a blank slate. We have spent the past five years removing scrub, bamboo, poison ivy, and invasive grasses and developing distinct garden spaces. Today I’m sharing some pictures of fall in the garden this year. Most of the pictures are from the woodland and mini-meadow, which I designed and largely planted myself (with the exception of the trees). My goal is to create soothing spaces with lots of textural interest.
At the entry into the woodland garden are European beech hedge (Fagus sylvatica, Zones 4–7) showing its caramel fall color, yellow ‘Hearts of Gold’ redbud (Cercis canadensis ‘Hearts of Gold’, Zones 5–9) glowing, red Viburnum dilatatum (Zones 4–7) to the left, Japanese maples (Acer palmatum, Zones 5–9) in the foreground, and willow oak (Quercus phellos, Zones 5–9) coloring yellow in the background.
Viburnum dilatatum has striking leaves and red berries.
Aster tataricus (Zones 3–9) in the meadow is backed by Schizachyrium scoparium ‘Standing Ovation’ (Zones 3–9) and Miscanthus ‘Morning Light’ (Zones 5–9).
The side yard has Amsonia hubrichtii (Zones 5–8), native Viburnum nudum ‘Winterthur’ (Zones 5–9), and evergreen ‘Green Giant’ arborvitae (Thuja ‘Green Giant’, Zones 5–9), with Cryptomeria japonica (Zones 5–9) in the background.
Miscanthus ‘Scout’, Itea virginica (Zones 5–9), and Stachys byzantina (Zones 4–8) form a nice textural contrast.
Chrysanthemum ‘Brandywine’ (Zones 5–9)
Tricyrtis ‘Sinonome’ (Zones 5 –8) is still going strong.
Callicarpa dichotoma ‘Issai’ (Zones 5–8)
Ilex verticillata ‘Red Sprite’ (Zones 3–9)
Japanese anemone ‘September Charm’ (Anemone × hybrida ‘September Charm’, Zones 4–8)
If you want to see more from Yvonne, check out her instagram: @rosemama20
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Wow! Beautiful textures and colors. Would love to stroll through with you for a complete tour.
I absolutely love autumn colors!
What an incredible garden you've created. Those Japanese anemones are spectacular. Thanks for sharing this beauty with us!
Thank you so much.
Beautiful fall garden. I found the entry into the woodland garden enchanting. Your labor of love has definitely paid off!
It’s really my happy place. A lot of time I must admit, but I’m retired now:)
You made the land look natural with all the comforts of a a garden- I love it!
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