Cherry Ong is a frequent GPOD contributor, sharing each her personal stunning backyard and people she visits on her travels. However she additionally helps out in her good friend Sylvia’s backyard in Richmond, British Columbia. Right here’s a earlier publish about serving to in Sylvia’s backyard: Cherry Helps a Pal Plant a Fabulous Backyard.

As we speak we’re some pictures Cherry took whereas visiting Sylvia in early October.

small garden bed with colorful foliage plantsAll of the foliage appears to be like good on this mattress. The Rodgersia ‘Chocolate Wings’ (Zones 5–7) and Japanese umbrella pine (Sciadopitys verticillata, Zones 5–8) initially have been rising in pots in Cherry’s backyard however have been moved right here as they acquired larger. They give the impression of being nice and are thriving of their new houses.

terra-cotta urn in the middle of various colored ground coversA stupendous terra-cotta urn—additionally a loaner from Cherry’s backyard—makes a terrific accent to a carpet of numerous foliage.

3 5You may see why the Japanese umbrella pine needed to transfer from a pot to this backyard! Rising particular bushes and shrubs in pots for a couple of years after which transferring them into the bottom might be a good way to spotlight them when small and permit allow them to to succeed in their full potential after they outgrow their pots.

close up of shiny multi-colored foliageFall foliage isn’t at all times about shiny colours, however there may be nonetheless numerous magnificence in case you cease to have a look at it.

close up of curling leaves on Cornus sanguineaCornus sanguinea ‘Compressa’ (Zones 4–9) is a compact, upright-growing choice, with essentially the most unimaginable thick-textured leaves.

close up of bright yellow grasses and other colorful foliage plantsI really like the interplay between this Acaena inermis ‘Purpurea’ floor cowl and the brilliant variegated Acorus garmineus (Zones 5–9). They work completely collectively and depart no room for weeds to develop.

three container plantings with pink flowers in front of a garageThe usage of numerous shrubs and evergreen perennials in addition to annuals ensures this planting simply retains wanting good.

red-hot poker with yellow flowersA red-hot poker (Kniphofia, Zones 6–9) remains to be placing out cheery yellow flower spikes.

container planting with dark purple grass and white and pink flowersRight here’s one other planter that also appears to be like nice. I really like the best way the colour of the pot matches the wealthy foliage of the purple grass.

hanging basket with silver foliage and dark purple flowersThis final photograph was taken in the course of the summer season. The container was my birthday present to Sylvia, and I simply needed to point out everybody what a terrific job she did to nurture it. The petunia is Petunia ‘Black Velvet’ (Zones 10–11 or as an annual), and the Tradescantia is ‘Pistachio White’ (Zones 10–11 or as an annual). They’re mixed with darkish candy potato vine (Ipomoea batatas, Zones 10–11 or as an annual), which appears to be like unimaginable in opposition to silvery dusty miller (Jacobaea maritima, Zones 7–10 or as an annual) and lengthy trailing silver dichondra (Dichondra argentea, Zones 8–10 or as an annual).

 

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