Beauties From Barry’s Garden – FineGardening Leave a comment

Barry Severn grows many wonderful plants in his garden outside Toronto. We’ve visited his garden before (Last Year in Barry’s Garden), and it is always a pleasure to see what he’s cultivating.

bright blue flowersThe little annual Phacelia campanularia is native to California but thrives in gardens in many climates.

large purple flowerI love the way Barry has zoomed in to the details of the stamens of this Clematis ‘Jackmanii’ (Zones 4–8). Many flowers reward a closer look to enjoy their details.

bright orange poppy flowersAfter its brilliant early summer bloom, Oriental poppy (Papaver orientale, Zones 3–7) goes completely dormant, disappearing belowground until the next spring.

shrub with small white flowersPyracantha have the common name of firethorn for their brilliant red berries produced later in the year, but the spring bloom is quite beautiful too. This is a Pyracantha coccinea (Zones 6–9) in spring bloom.

rose bush with light pink flowersRosa ‘Stanwell Perpetual’ is a beautiful old rose, introduced in the 1800s, that, as the name suggests, reblooms after the initial spring flush. That is normal for more modern roses but was quite a new trait when this rose was bred.

Here are more beautiful roses. Clockwise from upper left: ‘John Cabot’, ‘Henry Hudson’, ‘Burgoyne’, rugosa white, and ‘Fur Dagmar Hartopp’ in the middle.

four different colored flowers for rock gardensThe rock garden includes these plants, clockwise from upper left: Alyssum spinosum (Zones 4–7), Silene uniflora (Zones 3–8), a dianthus of some sort (perhaps Dianthus deltoides, Zones 3–8), and Anthyllis vulneraria (Zones 4–9).

plant with clusters of small purple flowersAllium cristophii (Zones 4–8)

bright orange flowersWallflower (Erysimum sp., Zones 5–8) is a beautiful plant that usually has wonderfully fragrant blooms.

small pink flowers with deeper veinsThe delicate pink flowers of Dianthus capitatus (Zones 4–7) are produced on the tops of tall stems.

 

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