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Making a Backyard in Columbus

At the moment we’re taking a look at photographs of Alana’s backyard.

I purchased my home in Columbus, Ohio, rather less than 5 years in the past. Earlier than that, I gardened as a teen on the home I grew up in and later in rental properties. The photographs present my yard, which is now beginning to come into its personal. There was a berm of fountain grass, a chain-link fence, an arborvitae hedge, a small vegetable plot, and a few small timber after I purchased the home; every thing else was grass. It’s been a lot enjoyable to have a clean slate and get to kind “rooms” and totally different seating areas. Having this home and backyard has been an enormous boon within the lengthy, darkish previous 12 months and 4 months.

View from the again patio to the tip of the yard, the place there’s a firepit space.

Knock Out rose (Rosa ‘Radrazz’, Zonse 5–9), ‘Annabelle’ hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’, Zones 3–9), ‘Fashionably Early Flamingo’ phlox (Phlox ‘Fashionably Early Flamingo’, Zones 4–8), ‘Angel’ shasta daisy (Leucanthemum × superbum ‘Angel’, Zones 5–9), variegated redtwig dogwood (Cornus alba ‘Elegantissima’, Zones 2–8), and ‘Dazzleberry’ sedum (Sedum ‘Dazzleberry’, Zones 4–9) are a few of my favourite vegetation on this mattress. The chartreuse vegetation are oregano (Origanum vulgare ‘Aureum’, Zones 5–9) and lemon balm (Melissa officinalis, Zones 4–8). They’re each very robust and simple to propagate, and they’re helpful perennial herbs.

Behind the spruce on the left is a bench the place I like to take a seat. The butterfly bushes (Buddleia hybrids, Zones 5–9) are Buzz Magenta and Funky Fuchsia. The Funky Fuchsia on the fitting ought to get a lot bigger, however the Buzz Magenta is at its full measurement.

I buried the stepping stones to remove the tripping hazard and to make it simpler to mow.

Candy William (Dianthus barbatus, Zones 3–9), showy night primrose (Oenothera speciosa, Zones 4–9), ‘Rockin’ Pink’ dianthus (Dianthus ‘Rockin’ Pink’, Zones 5–8), ‘Orange Rocket’ barberry (Berberis thunbergii ‘Orange Rocket’, Zones 4–8), and purple sand cherry are a few of my favorites on this mattress. I just lately purchased the sand cherry, so I’m wanting ahead to the impression it’ll make when it’s greater. There’s additionally an incredible purple rose (‘Grace n’ Grit’) that ought to placed on an enormous present later. It actually wowed me final 12 months quickly after I planted it.

This view is wanting again towards the home from the firepit. I arrange the arch early this spring and planted a climbing rose and honeysuckle (Lonicera sp.) that can hopefully take it over in future years.

Within the entrance yard an older purple sand cherry (Prunus × cistena, Zones 2–8) and moss phlox (Phlox subulata, Zones 3–9) present coloration. Placing within the walkway out to the entrance sidewalk gave me an excuse to show half my entrance yard into flowerbeds. In the future I’ll in all probability take over the left half and the sidewalk strip.

‘Rose Marvel’ salvia (Salvia nemorosa ‘Rose Marvel’, Zones 4–9), variegated candy iris (Iris pallida ‘Variegata’, Zones 4–9), ‘Caradonna’ salvia (Salvia nemorosa ‘Caradonna’, Zones 4–9), lambs’ ears (Stachys byzantina, Zones 4–10), and ‘Wine & Roses’ weigela (Weigela florida ‘Wine & Roses’, Zones 5–8) add coloration to the entrance yard.

A bit of later, Candy Drift rose begins up and gained’t cease till frost. The yarrow is ‘Pomegranate’ (Achillea millifolium ‘Pomegranate’, Zones 3–9).

Have a backyard you’d prefer to share?

Have photographs to share? We’d like to see your backyard, a selected assortment of vegetation you’re keen on, or a beautiful backyard you had the possibility to go to!

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

If you wish to ship photographs in separate emails to the GPOD e-mail field that’s simply effective.

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