March 2, 2021

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Finding Solace in Kit’s Garden

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Today we’re visiting Kit Jensen’s garden, looking back at some views from the past year.

While I’ve owned this small suburban home in northeast Ohio (South Euclid) for over 30 years, the garden has changed so much. These are views of the past year when flowers became a solace and a daily pastime.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsWinter aconite (Eranthis hyemalis, Zones 3–7) is always the first to bloom. It is spreading wonderfully. (Editor’s note: This is sometimes difficult to establish because the bulbs may have dried out too much. Soak the bulbs before planting, and expect that some of them won’t survive. But once winter aconite settles in, it will cheerfully spread and give incredible early color every spring.)

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsA mix of hellebore (Helleborus orientalis hybrid—I think ‘Pink Fizz’ or ‘Amber Gem’, Zones 4–9) and ephemeral bulbs.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsThese Oriental poppies (Papaver orientale, Zones 3–8) are eagerly awaited. Oriental poppies are long-lived perennials, but they go dormant each summer after flowering.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsClematis montana ‘Odorata’(Zones 5–9) makes a wonderful display out of a chainlink fence.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsLonicera sempervirens ‘Major Wheeler’ (Zones 4–8), with bugleweed (Ajuga reptans, Zones 3–10) beneath. Putting in this long-blooming vine was the start of adding more verticals.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsPeonies are such a durable, long-lived perennial they can be passed down from generation to generation. These are my grandmother’s peonies (Paeoniahybrid, Zones 3–8).

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsThis rose helps disguise a neighboring garage.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsA donated mandevilla (Mandevilla hybrid, Zones 9–11 or as annual) glows in the evening sunset.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsThis Clematis tangutica (Zones 5–9) with bright yellow flowers was new this year. The seed heads stayed equally attractive through December.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsThe alyssum (Lobularia maritima, annual) self-seeds each year, as does the dusty miller (Jacobaea maritima, Zones 7–10 or as an annual) under the tree hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata, Zones 3–8).

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