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Joyce’s Massachusetts Backyard

At this time we’re visiting with Joyce Hannaford.

My 22-year-old backyard continues to evolve right here in Natick, Massachusetts. I’ve been gardening for 70 years, and each my mother and father have been avid gardeners.

The property that we purchased was completely overgrown, so we had a clean slate as soon as we eliminated the out-of-control shrubs and bushes.

We like to share our backyard with buddies, neighbors, and the various each day passersby, who get loads of pleasure strolling by means of the winding paths.

A reasonably beautiful water characteristic varieties the focus right here. On the fence behind is a climbing hydrangea (Hydrangea anomala, Zones 4–8). Overlaying the bottom is variegated Solomon’s seal (Polygonatum odoratum ‘Variegatum’, Zones 3–8), and in entrance is yellow creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia ‘Aurea’ Zones 3–9) and Japanese painted fern (Athyrium niponicum var. pictum, Zones 3–8). The foliage-focused plantings enable the water characteristic to take heart stage.

The neatly mown grass path invitations you to wander and discover this backyard crammed with lush plantings. Gold foliage is a repeated ingredient on this scene, serving to to unify the design.

A large view of the backyard from the road reveals simply how inviting this backyard is to those that stroll by.

Lots of backyard phlox (Phlox paniculata, Zones 4–8) and spires of blue and purple delphinium (Delphinium elatum, Zones 3–7) make it laborious to think about that this backyard was nothing however weedy, overgrown bushes and shrubs. What a magical area it has turn into!

Have a backyard you’d prefer to share?

Have pictures to share? We’d like to see your backyard, a selected assortment of vegetation you like, or an exquisite backyard you had the prospect to go to!

To submit, ship 5-10 pictures to [email protected] together with some details about the vegetation within the footage and the place you took the pictures. We’d love to listen to the place you’re positioned, how lengthy you’ve been gardening, successes you’re pleased with, failures you realized from, hopes for the long run, favourite vegetation, or humorous tales out of your backyard.

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