Backyard Tour with Cherry – FineGardening


At present, frequent GPOD contributor Cherry Ong is taking us alongside on a backyard tour she was in a position to go on in June. The tour was a part of a four-day plant-study weekend organized by the Vancouver Hardy Plant Group, and the tour visited some stunning gardens close to Vancouver, Canada.

Apart from the hardscaping, the entire work was completed by the proprietor, who spent numerous hours creating this unimaginable backyard.


close up of garden bed with vastly diverse foliageA torrent of coloration explodes from this fantastically numerous foliage, however the brilliant gold foliage from Dicentra spectabilis ‘Gold Coronary heart’ (Zones 3–9) steals the scene.

garden path cutting through lush shade plantingsA slim path winds via lush, completely wholesome crops.


close up of paperbark maple treeThe great peeling bark of a paperbark maple (Acer griseum, Zones 4–8)

lawn with stepping stone path and perfectly edged garden bedsAreas of completely manicured grass present distinction to the luxurious borders.

roadside garden bed planted with lush foliage plantsThe little strip of floor between the sidewalk and road is usually forgotten, however on this backyard additionally it is planted up fantastically. What a good way to unfold the enjoyment of gardening!

another view of roadside garden bedOne other view of the backyard area between the sidewalk and road

Japanese maple with deep red foliage in the middle of a floral garden bedThe darkish foliage of this unimaginable Japanese maple (Acer palmatum, Zones 5–9) appears all of the extra dramatic for the light-colored crops dotted round it.

narrow strip on side of house with concrete path and various plantsNo area is simply too small to make a backyard! Slim, shaded beds are good for ferns, hostas, and Astilbe.

close up of foliage plants in various shapes and texturesSilvery Japanese painted fern (Athyrium niponicum ‘Pictum’, Zones 3–8), with silver-spotted lungwort (Pulmonaria, Zones 3–8)

chartreuse ornamental grass growing over a stepping stone pathJapanese forest grass (Hakonechloa macra, Zones 5–9) tumbles fantastically over the sting of a backyard path.


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Welcome to the lush world of gardens and nature with Katia, your dedicated guide on With a profound love for the natural world and a deep-rooted connection to all things green, Katia is your trusted companion in unraveling the beauty, science, and serenity that encompass gardens, plants, trees, and the great outdoors. Katia's journey is one of exploration and environmental appreciation, driven by a genuine fascination with the intricate ecosystems that thrive around us. Her articles are a harmonious blend of informative insights and heartfelt storytelling, capturing the essence of the botanical wonders that shape our surroundings. Drawing from a rich tapestry of horticultural knowledge and a desire to inspire environmental stewardship, Katia's writing takes you on an immersive journey through gardens of all sizes, plant species, and the delicate balance of nature. Whether she's delving into gardening tips and techniques, unveiling the unique qualities of different plants and trees, or celebrating the restorative power of nature, Katia's words paint a vivid portrait of the world outside our windows. Beyond being a dedicated chronicler of nature's splendor, Katia is a community builder. She recognizes the importance of creating a space where fellow nature enthusiasts can come together to share experiences, exchange gardening wisdom, and collectively celebrate the beauty of the outdoors. Join Katia in exploring the enchanting world of gardens, plants, trees, and nature's wonders on Embark on a journey that celebrates the intricate connections that sustain life on Earth, and let Katia's passion ignite your own appreciation for the verdant tapestry that surrounds us.

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