Autumn Garden design and the newsletter

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Here’s a part of  the garden this week. The Plant of the Week is this wonderful combination of plants to illustrate how many shapes and sizes you can put together for a colourful selection even though the rest of the garden hasn’t gone into flames: Hackocholoa macra ‘Aureola’ with a Chamaecyparis, Sambucus ‘Black Lace’ and a small Japanese maple. The leaves have variety in shapes which is a very important principle when you put plants together to last out this season. The bloom on the right is the fabulous Aster ‘Little Carlow’ which is incredibly floriferous
2010 autumn in the garden closeup

3 Comments
  • Lucia Herwig

    April 10, 2011 at 10:22 am

    I love the lushness, and assume the garden is so full it leaves no room for the digging of squirrels (the bane of my existence). But can you weed it or do you need to?

  • Barb Moore

    May 14, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Dear Marjorie
    Do you know of a do-it-yourself-kit for a mini-electric-fence to put around a vegetable planter ?
    This is an idea whose time has come !!

  • Marjorie

    May 20, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Check out http://www.rittenhouse.ca and see if they have one. Otherwise, throw a fine net over the area (unless it’s huge). If you can’t find anything I’ll try to do so.

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