More in Sally’s Maryland Garden

We’re back today in Phoenix, Maryland, visiting with Sally Barker. She’s shared her garden with us on the GPOD in the past (Sally’s Garden in Maryland, Up Front , Sally’s Maryland Garden) but it has been a few years since her last post, and it is fun to see how her garden has evolved.

This bed in the back of the yard includes variegated ‘Summer Fun’ dogwood (Cornus kousa ‘Summer Fun’, Zones 5–9) and ‘Sikes Dwarf’ oakleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Sikes Dwarf’, Zones 5–9).

close up of shade garden with hostas and pink flowersThis close-up of the back garden features hostas (Hosta hybrids, Zones 3–9), Tiarella (Zones 4–9), geranium (Geranium macrorrhizum, Zones 4–8), New Guinea impatiens (Impatiens hawkeri, Zones 10–11 or as an annual) for summer color, and ‘Autumn Joy’ sedum (Hylotelephium spectabile ‘Autumn Joy’, Zones 3–9).

silver ferns planted with bright green hostasA side garden vignette of ferns and hostas and several gold bleeding hearts (Dicentra spectabilis ‘Gold Heart’ Zones 2–8)

shady seating area on small stone patioThis is a new side garden in a location where shade had prevented grass from growing. Rhododendrons give enclosure to the area.

front yard garden bed with colorful foliage and purple flowers

In this view of the front garden are catmint (Nepeta × faassenii, Zones 3–8), Dianthus, lambs’ ears (Stachys byzantina, Zones 4–8), golden juniper (Juniperus, Zones 3–8), and a purple barberry (Berberis thunbergii, Zones 4–8).

shade bed with lots of variegated foliage and purple allium flowersA shade bed with hostas, ferns, Allium, and variegated bishop’s weed (Aegopodium podagraria, Zones 3–10), which is considered invasive, but I love it here.

large garden bed with lots of hostas and other foliage plantsAnother view of this garden shows off the fabulous Hosta ‘Sagae’ and Carex ‘Ice Dance’ (Zones 5–9).

close up of rock covered in moss and other low-growing plantsA mossy rock is surrounded with self-placed sedums and lambs’ ears and a native goldenrod (Solidago).

A bunny statue peeks out of autumn fern (Dryopteris erythrosora, Zones 4–9), Epimedium (Zones 4–9), and Pulmonaria (Zones 3–9).

waterfall Japanese maple and surrounding garden in fallAnd here’s a favorite fall view of mine under the ‘Waterfall’ Japanese maple (Acer palmatum ‘Waterfall’, Zones 5–9).


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