GPOD within the Highway: Mendenhall Gardens

We’re touring with Deborah Dorman at present, who’s taking us to Mendenhall Gardens in Juneau, Alaska.

masses of yellow flowers growing between large rock formationsA flurry of golden bidens flowers (Bidens ferulifolia, Zones 9–11 or as an annual) accentuates the fantastic thing about these rock formations.

close up of blue lobelia flowersBlue lobelia (Lobelia erinus, annual) is a wonderful little plant that thrives greatest in cooler temperatures, so it’s a excellent alternative for an Alaskan backyard.

display of very lush, floral hanging basketsA spectacular show of hanging baskets is overflowing with petunias (Petunia hybrid, Zones 10–11 or as an annual).

upside down tree planted as a container with overflowing flowersOne of many iconic options of this backyard is the upside-down tree planters. These are precise tree stumps, pulled up and flipped over within the floor after which used as planters on the highest. What a wonderful and fascinating means to make use of one thing that in any other case would have simply gone right into a wooden chipper.

close up of waxy red flowerAn abutilon (Abutilon hybrid, Zones 8–10 or as an annual) exhibits off an excellent pink flower. These shrubs are typically known as “parlor maples” for his or her maple-shaped leaves and the truth that they had been as soon as widespread as houseplants.

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