Today we’re in Elburn, Illinois, visiting Anna Kurian’s beautiful garden.
Anna’s garden is a lush tangle of beautifully blooming perennials. Shasta daisies (Leucanthemum × superbum, Zones 4–9) just coming into bloom dominate the foreground, with lots of color behind.
A brightly painted purple chair frame echoes the color of the catmint (Nepeta × faassenii, Zones 3–8). I’m sure those sculptures of butterflies are frequently joined by the real things in this flowery garden.
Birds are welcome here, in a cheery red house, set among the buds of daylilies (Hemerocallis, Zones 4–9) about to burst into bloom.
Some frogs work on their yoga while they wait for the perennials around them to burst into bloom.
A frog prince sits on a throne of white sweet alyssum (Lobularia maritima, annual).
An enormous splash of gold is provided by a very happy clump of Coreopsis grandiflora (Zones 4–9). The color is echoed by yellow-flowered sedum behind (probably Sedum kamtschaticum, Zones 3–8) and contrasts with the purple catmint and lupines (Lupinus polyphyllus, Zones 4–8) surrounding them.
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