Today we’re seeing photos of Marina’s beautiful garden in Beeton, Ontario, which is thriving despite a challenging start.
I just wanted to share a few pictures of my garden. I started it in 2018 after we moved to a newly constructed house and waited for a couple of years for our yard to be graded by the builder. Gardening at the new place proved to be difficult. Our house is built on an engineered fill with a thin layer of bad soil. To make a long story short, despite all the hardships and bunnies, our garden is getting better and better every year. Please note that it is still very young. The front yard is four years old, and the backyard is three years old.
The front garden in spring looks beautiful, with many plant choices that will thrive in poor soil, including the bright pink splash of moss phlox (Phlox subulata, Zones 3–9) and yellow bearded irises (Iris hybrid, bearded group, Zones 3–8).
Earlier in the spring it was all about the blooming bulbs, as the other perennials were beginning to wake up from their winter dormancy.
As summer comes to a close, the perennial foliage turns color, and stones and evergreen creeping junipers (Juniperus horizontalis, Zones 3–9) provide interest and texture through the winter.
The unusual bloom of Pinellia tripartita (Zones 5–9) makes it an interesting plant, but it can spread aggressively sometimes.
A look down through the front garden to the street in the spring reveals perennials bursting into growth.
In the back garden, beds are overflowing with lush plants despite being only a few years old.
The front garden is proof that you can make a marvelous garden even in a new, small space.
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