Today we visit Laura Pisco and her lake house garden on the eastern shore of Lake Huron in Ontario.
For over 10 years I have been cultivating a pollinator garden in zone 5. It’s an experiment, and I’m introducing a lot of native plants. It is also a monarch butterfly route, as it is on the migratory flight path for monarchs.
Spectacular Allium ‘Purple Sensation’ (Allium hollandicum’purple feeling’, Zones 3-9) contrasted with a medley of plants: a variegated chartreuse hosta, Purple geraniums (Geranium × Magnificum, Zones 4-8), white Canadian anemone (Anemone canadensis, zones 3-8), and peonies (Peonia hybrids, zones 3–8) in background.
I love frogs! These little guys are perched on top of the Dalmatian creeping bellflower. (Campanula portenschliagiana, Zones 4–8), sheltered under creeping Japanese willows. (Salix Integra, Zones 5-7).
A composition along the front entrance includes purple clematis. (Clematis hybrid, zones 4-9), blue hosta (the host hybrid, zones 3-9), panicle hydrangea, weigela (Weigela florida, zones 4-8), male ferns (Dryopteris filix-mas, zones 4–8).
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