Garden walk... totally inspiring

david883(5/6)August 5, 2014

A friend invited us on a garden walk this past weekend. What an inspiration! This summer I've been dragging my feet a little bit - I think that long winter made me complacent once I got over the initial cabin fever - but this walk has really reinvigorated me. I saw a few really interesting plants and got a few ideas for some areas. Just had to share this! I've now got to get my hands on Eupatorium rugosum Chocolate and state fair zinnias!

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mxk3(Zone 6 SE MI)

What a nice pergola! I like the shot of yellow against the white house, too. :0)

    Bookmark   August 6, 2014 at 12:23PM
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pitimpinai(z6 Chicago)

Very nice. Thank you for sharing.
Be careful with Eupatorium 'Chocolate'. It reseeds and most of its babies are just like any green weedy Eupatorium with white flowers that you see in the wild. Once they take hold, it is very difficult to remove them. There is one good thing about Eupatorium: it blooms when most perennials have faded for the season.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2014 at 2:29PM
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phlowerpower(5)

Great picture .

How do they keep the grass edge from growing into the raised edgers? I have an edge I did with raised edgers and figured is just stay on tip of the grass...but three years later the grass is winning and creeping into the garden. Redoing that area is on my to do list.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2014 at 3:50PM
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growlove(zone4 Ia.)

I tried eupatorium Chocolata several years ago and it winter killed so haven't invested in another. The garden is lovely. Beautiful pergola.

    Bookmark   October 5, 2014 at 8:06PM
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