Arianne’s Garden in Minneapolis, Part 2

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Arianne gardens in a small city lot in chilly Minneapolis (Zone 4B) and fills her space with an abundance of beautiful flowers. Even more impressively, she grows many of her plants herself from seed.

Astilbe flowers in the foreground of the gardenNotes of dark red and burgundy combined with gold foliage are repeated many times in this image, making this garden feel unified and well designed. The flowers in the foreground are a beautiful Astilbe (Zones 4–9).

close up of apple tree with flowers growing in the backgroundIt isn’t just beautiful flowers in Arianne’s garden! This small apple tree is loaded with developing fruit. While many apple trees grow very large, there are also dwarf varieties that can fit easily into a small urban garden.

grouping of container plants with colorful foliage and bright flowersEach of these masses of plants is multiple containers planted and grouped together, which is a great way to create a whole garden in pots. The bright red door adds a lot to the scene, as does the delicate foliage of a tiger eyes sumac (Rhus typhina ‘Bailtiger’, Zones 4–8) to the left.

same grouping of container plantings at nightThe same view, but in the evening. It’s amazing how different plants look in the different light. It’s like a whole new garden!

large container planting and small hanging baskets with pink plantsI love this container—how the warm pink tones of the vinca (Catharanthus roseus, Zones 10–11 or as an annual) echo the pink tones in the variegation of the canna (Canna hybrid, Zones 8–11 or as a tender bulb).

close up of pink and orange moss rosesMoss roses (Portulaca grandiflora, Zones 10–11 or as an annual) are usually grown as an annual. They combine beautiful flowers with succulent, drought-tolerant foliage.

close up of purple balloon flower with many other flowers growing behindBalloon flower (Platycodon grandiflorus, Zones 4–9) is an easy-to-grow perennial with wonderful purple-blue flowers that last over a long period in summer.

closer look at the various plants growing behind the purple balloon flowerAmong the beautiful plants behind the great masses of balloon flower, I particularly love the variegated geranium (Pelargonium hybrid, Zones 10–11 or as an annual).

wide view of the containers and other plants growing around the houseHuge, red hardy hibiscus (Hibiscus hybrid, Zones 5–9) shows off in the summer garden.

close up of plants growing along a small garden pathA little path lined with beautiful plants leads to the wonderful garden beyond!

 

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