From Weeds to Wow in Three Years

As we speak’s photographs come from Janet Simmons.

I stay in Plainwell, Michigan, and have hooked up some footage of the gardens I’ve been engaged on since I moved into my home three years in the past. Once I moved in, the panorama was overgrown and nothing however weeds.

Wow. From overgrown weeds to this in simply three years? This planting on a slight slope is lush and exquisite. The curving path with steps breaks up the planting and invitations guests in to discover.

Tucked in between the luxurious perennials is a candy little second of backyard artwork.

This close-up of the pouring teapot sculpture reveals an indication displaying how a lot this backyard means to Janet.

An arbor with seats marks the sting of the garden and the transition to the wooded space behind.

Neat edging lined with stones provides the backyard beds a crisp, organized look, and annual coleus tucked in among the many perennials brings further shade.

window boxWindow packing containers overflowing with shade. Calibrachoa (annual) mingles with an ethereal white euphorbia (‘Diamond Frost’ or an identical cultivar, annual), whereas yellow creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia ‘Aurea’, Zones three–9) tumbles down.

impatiensAn enormous mass of impatiens (Impatiens walleriana, annual) ring the bottom of a tree.

Crisp gravel mulch and rock edging set off vigorously rising perennials.


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