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Zone 4b Minneapolis Garden

Summer flowers in profusion

pink and purple flowers behind blue ornamental grass

Today we’re in Minneapolis, visiting Arianne Baldomero’s garden.

garden bed with lots of colorful flowersThis is a garden filled with flowers and lots of color. In this view, balloon flower (Platycodon grandiflorus, Zones 3–8) takes the foreground, backed up by the beautifully colored leaves of a variegated geranium (Pelargonium hybrid, Zones 9–11 or as an annual) and lots of other blooming annuals and perennials.

bumble bee hanging from a plantPollinators appreciate the floral display. Here a bumblebee stops by for a little nectar snack.

garden patio surrounded by plants and flowersThis garden has plenty of places to sit and enjoy the beauty. The large, chartreuse-leaved shrub in the back is Tiger Eyes sumac (Rhus typhina ‘Bailtiger’, Zones 4–8).

pink and purple flowers behind blue ornamental grassAlong the bed beside the fence, showy perennials are backed up by the flora profusion of annuals such as million bells (Calibrachoa hybrid, annual).

rusty garden art in a bed full of flowersThe rust-colored garden art here is backed up by warm red and orange flowers and dark purply foliage.

garden in the rainEven on a gray, rainy day, the garden looks beautiful.


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  1. Rebeccazone7 09/01/2021

    We're often told that gardens look better with big swaths of one particular plant, however this is proof of that fallacy. I love the color and leaf combinations, also the way annuals and perennials work with the wood fence background. Great job. You brightened up my morning.

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    simplesue 09/01/2021

    Your garden is gorgeous! Love your use of red door & chairs as an accent- it looks so happy and cheerful.
    Great perennial borders, and like "Rebeccazone7" said you very successfully created a flower garden with many colors and textures, without creating a visually busy garden- you really got this to work out wonderfully with so many varieties to look at!
    Love that flagstone patio too- well done!
    And oh- that gorgeous iron garden urn looks great with the iron strap ball with the plants!

  4. btucker9675 09/01/2021

    Love this exuberant garden - makes me happy to look at it! The red Adirondack chairs fit in perfectly.

  5. mashaslk 09/06/2021

    best article soo far

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