Garden Design

Today’s photos are from Emily Berger.

I wanted to share some photos of my Detroit home garden. I’m a professional photographer, so I happen to have some photos of the garden at one of its peaks this summer.

path to front door lined with plantsI love the lavender plants (Lavandula × intermedia, Zones 5–9) along this front walk and can imagine them releasing their fragrance as you walk past.

planter pots on front stepPlanters at the door: nasturtiums (Tropaeolum majus, annual) up top, and an urn of white bacopa (Sutera cordata, annual) contrasting with dark sweet potato vine (Ipomoea batatas, Zones 10–11 or as an annual) on the step.

White yarrow with front porch behindWhite yarrow (Achillea millefolium, Zones 3–9) is in peak bloom.

pink yarrow in front of green plantsPink yarrow showing off

pink flowers next to purple flowersThe numerous small flowers of pink yarrow are beautiful and much loved by pollinators and many beneficial insects.

dark red rose next to white rosesA lusciously dark red rose glows against the rich greens around it.

full view of front of house and gardenThe cottage-style plantings complement the historic brick of the house wonderfully.

plants on side of houseStepping-stones lead through to the side yard.

plants growing around stepping stones

Here’s a closer view of some of the plants around the stepping-stones.

If you want to see more of Emily’s photos, check out her website:

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