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Cathy’s Colorado Backyard – FineGardening


At this time’s images are from Cathy Hollis in Englewood, Colorado.

When my husband and I moved to this house within the suburbs of Denver 10 years in the past, the landscaping was virtually completely grass. We envisioned a Colorado model of an English border backyard (my husband is from England). We wished to create a backyard that’s lovely and colourful for all seasons whereas being extra water-wise. The yard borders open house and a small farm, with views of the mountains as a bonus characteristic. The spring backyard showcases quite a lot of tulips that accent a background of Euphorbia polychroma (Zones 5–9). We have now many types of roses, together with Morden Centennial Canadian rose bush, Knock Out roses, Flower Carpet floor cowl roses, and tea roses. Perennial favorites reminiscent of Nepeta ‘Walker’s Low’ (Zones 3–8), Salvia ‘Might Night time’ (Zones 4–9), Heliopsis (Zones 3–9), PowWow Wild Berry coneflower (Echinacea hybrid, Zones 3–8), Geranium ‘Rozanne’ (Zones 5–8), and Sedum ‘Autumn Pleasure’ (Zones 3–9) preserve the backyard colourful all season.

Hocus Pocus’ tulips against a backdrop of Euphorbia polychroma, and a large rock fountainLate-flowering ‘Hocus Pocus’ tulips (Tulipa ‘Hocus Pocus’, Zones 3–8) stand tall towards a backdrop of Euphorbia polychroma and a big rock fountain liked by the birds.

Lily flowering Mariette tulips and Royal Raindrops crabappleLily-flowering Mariette tulips and ‘Royal Raindrops’ crabapple (Malus ‘Royal Raindrops’, Zones 4–8) anchor the background, with extra Euphorbia within the foreground.

Morden Centennial Canadian rose bushes by the lamp post.Morden Centennial Canadian rose bushes encompass the lamp submit.

climbing roses William Baffin and blue flowering ground cover Veronica ‘Trehane’Within the yard are climbing roses ‘William Baffin’ and blue flowering floor cowl Veronica ‘Trehane’ (Zones 4–8).

Back garden path filled with bushes and flowersThe again backyard path to the pergola consists of tall yellow Eremurus bungei (Zones 4–8) on the left, with varied shrub and tea roses including coloration. The chartreuse Veronica ‘Trehane’ lies in entrance of the Montgomery spruce (Picea pungens ‘Montgomery’, Zones 3–7).

Courtyard garden off the patioWithin the courtyard backyard off the patio, the distinction in plant texture is a spotlight.

View of the back yard from patio, with compact Sherwood pineOn this view of the yard from the patio, a compact Sherwood pine (Pinus mugo ‘Sherwood’, Zones 2–7) is seen within the foreground.

Side yard and path bordered by lavender Hidcote, with smokebush, Heliopsis ‘Summer Sun’, and delphiniums.The facet yard path is bordered by Hidcote lavender (Lavandula ‘Hidcote’, Zones 4–10), with smokebush (Cotinus coggygria, Zones 4–8), Heliopsis ‘Summer season Solar’ (Zones 3–8), and delphiniums (Delphinium elatum, Zones 3–7).

Back garden with Seven Sons Tree and flowers of a Bartzella peonyA seven sons tree (Heptacodium miconioides, Zones 5 –9) supplies an accent to the yard backyard. Perennials embrace the showy flowers of a ‘Bartzella’ peony (Paeonia ‘Bartzella’, Zones 4–9) within the again on the fitting facet.

Courtyard garden, viewed from above, featuring blue spruce shrubs ‘Montgomery’ and ‘St. Mary’s Broom’, along with various ground covers.The courtyard backyard options blue spruce (Picea pungens, Zones 3–7) shrubs ‘Montgomery’ and ‘St. Mary’s Broom’, together with varied floor covers.



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