It has been many months since I last posted here, and in that time there have been many changes in my life, primarily my moving to Montréal and giving up my house and garden in Toronto (more of this in future posts). The property in Montréal has been owned by Michel and myself for over twenty years, and so I have a great familiarity in both the house and garden. Although the garden is mostly Michel's work, I've had a hand in shaping it's design, both in the selection of plants and the building of paths and fences etc.
The pictures below were taken when I arrived here at the end of May, the Alliums were still in bloom and the Rogersias had just started to send up their elegant plumes. There is much use of limey green in this planting, with Hakonechloa, "Tiger Eye" Sumac and Dicentra 'Gold Heart' all contrasting with the dark green fence and giving a cooling effect in the hot Summer days.
|Other outstanding plants this Spring were Clematis "Jacqueline du Pre" |
and Acer japonicum 'Aconitifolium"
Although they are almost the same colour, Dicentra 'Gold Heart'
and this gold form of hakonechloa have completely different foliage texture
end up making great companions.
|A well established clump of Rogersia aesculifolia.|