The Walshes’ Garden in Ontario, Part 2


We’re in Simcoe, Ontario, today, where Linda Walsh is sharing photos of a beautiful garden that has been almost 40 years in the making.

Part of having a mature garden is incredible mature tree specimens—like this absolutely breathtaking ‘Suminagashi’ Japanese maple (Acer palmatum ‘Suminagashi’, Zones 5–9). All Japanese maples have great fall color, but this variety takes it to another level.

small redbud tree covered in pink flowersIn the spring, a redbud (Cercis canadensis, Zones 5–9) shows off with tiny pink flowers.

bright pink Rhododendron in the middle of the gardenIn this view out into the garden from a distance, a PJM rhododendron (Rhododendron hybrid, Zones 4–8) catches the eye with a huge display of pink flowers.

koi pond and surrounding pantingsA Japanese maple grows at the edge of one of the koi ponds. The white flowers in the background are from a flowering dogwood (Cornus florida, Zones 5–9).

close up of spring flowering treesThe flowering trees on the left with the yellow flowers is the native cucumber magnolia (Magnolia acuminata, Zones 5–9).

Weeping copper beech with dark foliageWeeping copper beech (Fagus sylvatica, Zones 4–7) has dark leaves that contrast with those around it.

close up of lace cap hydrangea with purple flowersLacecap hydrangeas (Hydrangea macrophylla, Zones 5–9) have more-delicate blooms than the mophead type.

large planting of Annabelle hydrangeasAnnabelle hydrangea (Hydrangea arboresecens ‘Annabelle’, Zones 3–8) is a double-flowered selection of the species that is native to much of eastern North America.

close up of Limelight hydrangea‘Limelight’ hydrangeas (Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’, Zones 4–8)

wide view of garden in fallWhat a magical spot!

 

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