Wednesday, July 02, 2014

North By Northwest

This was one of my favorite movies but it also applies to the north side of my home.  A few years ago I had nothing but grass on one side and hosta and bleeding hearts on the other, boring!  It has taken a while to get things right, and I am still making corrections each year.

The north side of the path actually gets more sun than the south side of the path, moved plants around quite a bit.  I love astilbe but have resisted planting any more because in our recent heat spells it does not hold up.

Lady In Red Fern does well in sun along with the daylilies, still working on a few of the hostas that are getting quite a bit of sun, petunias in the baskets.
 
This is the north side garden looking to the west, Green Sheen Pachysandra on the left has done well in the shadier area.
 
Always good to have a view through a gate!
 
Sedum Matrona
North side leading out into almost full sun
 
Amsonia Northwind
Cut down after flowering to fill out for a fall color display
 
Paul's Glory Hosta needs to be divided.
 
Many ferns like the sun, such as Lady Fern and Lady in Red.
 
I have used a lot of the Sunpatiens this year both in sun and part shade.
 
Visions Astilbe with Interrupted Fern
 
Astilbe Chinesis Visions
This is the best year because of the rain.
 
 
Astilbe Sprite
 
 
Even the lighter colored clematis does well on the north side, blues, pinks, white.
 
I will end with Endless Summer, one bloom this year, can't believe I still have them!


5 comments:

Terra said...

I admire the garden you created in your side yard, and your clematis, ferns, astilbe and stepping stones.

Jean Campbell said...

Oh, so many shady garden pretties! I enjoyed exploring your paths.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Eileen girl ... I absolutely love how you plant in small masses.. I actually try to follow your lead because it is so much my taste too!
I am so hoping once the landscaping is done it will look a little more like the picture in my head LOL
I just planted 3 new clematis yesterday .. not according to what I really wanted but ended up alright, I think? Summer is beginning to fly by and I haven't really gotten in to it yet !LOL
Joy
Gorgeous informative post girl !

Beth said...

I love your northside garden, Eileen. You took a small passageway and made it into a thing of great beauty! I love the pops of color interspersed throughout.

Lona said...

Your Astilbes are looking so pretty this year Eileen.I lost lots of plants this winter but what survived is doing great so far. They are making up to me. LOL! I remember that bed and it has changed so much. It is growing in and looking so wonderful. Have a lovely summer.