Anna Tsai in Bayside, Wisconsin, is welcoming us into her backyard in the present day.
The yard was just some overgrown bushes and hostas once we moved in 24 years in the past. I opened up flower beds, labored on the soil, after which began planting totally different crops that develop nicely in moist and shady areas. l additionally changed the previous and sick bushes with my favourite evergreen bushes. It’s plenty of work, however I get pleasure from seeing my backyard fully modified.
Excessive summer season within the backyard, with dahlias (Dahlia × variabilis, Zones 8–10 or as a young bulb)
This backyard is overflowing with magnificence now, so it’s arduous to imagine it was simply overgrown bushes earlier than.
Large leaves of elephant’s ear (Colocasia esculenta, Zones 7–11) make a dramatic textural distinction to the remainder of the backyard.
Bearded irises (Iris hybrids, Zones 3–8) steal the present in early summer season.
Clematis (Clematis hybrids, Zones 4–8) drape an arbor in flowers.
A sea of good pink astilbe (Astilbe hybrid, Zones 4–9)
Yellow Heliopsis helianthoides (Zones 3–9) takes middle stage, backed up by lovely astilbe.
Stunning foliage in contrasting colours and textures makes the proper setting for an excellent tower of lily (Lilium hybrid, Zones 4–8) blooms.
Glowing orange daylilies (Hemerocallis hybrid, Zones 4–10)
A last view of this magical backyard
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