Favorites from Moyra’s Backyard – FineGardening


We’re visiting Moyra Bunger’s backyard at present.

I stay close to Syracuse, New York, on the banks of Limestone Creek. I’ve lived right here for 34 years and have loved turning the property from a clean slate to a backyard I like. I spent many hours hauling limestone rocks from the creek to edge my gardens, and constructed low partitions to lift some gardens up a bit. We get plenty of wildlife right here, so I’ve to fence my vegetable backyard, however in any other case I attempt to plant issues the deer don’t actually care to eat.

kousa dogwood tree in bloomTry this overwhelming floral show from a kousa dogwood (Cornus kousa, Zones 5–9). Kousa dogwoods could be much less spectacular when younger, however as they get enormous and mature like this, they’re exhausting to beat.

close up of yellow peony with purple geraniumsLovely pairing of a peony (appears to be like like Paeonia ‘Bartzella’, Zones 4–8) with a purple hardy geranium (Geranium sp.)

garden bed with orange and purple flowers on a foggy dayMagical foggy view of the backyard, with butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa, Zones 5–9) glowing within the dim gentle

close up of lacecap hydrangea with purple flowersThis beautiful lacecap hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla, Zones 5–9) is in full bloom. It’s exhausting to beat hydrangeas for floral show when they’re completely happy.

dog sitting in driveway lined with various plants and flowersThe entrance backyard is overflowing with flowers. I’m positive the canine does its greatest to maintain the deer away.


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