Garden Design

Today we’re in Minneapolis, visiting Arianne Baldomero’s garden.

garden bed with lots of colorful flowersThis is a garden filled with flowers and lots of color. In this view, balloon flower (Platycodon grandiflorus, Zones 3–8) takes the foreground, backed up by the beautifully colored leaves of a variegated geranium (Pelargonium hybrid, Zones 9–11 or as an annual) and lots of other blooming annuals and perennials.

bumble bee hanging from a plantPollinators appreciate the floral display. Here a bumblebee stops by for a little nectar snack.

garden patio surrounded by plants and flowersThis garden has plenty of places to sit and enjoy the beauty. The large, chartreuse-leaved shrub in the back is Tiger Eyes sumac (Rhus typhina ‘Bailtiger’, Zones 4–8).

pink and purple flowers behind blue ornamental grassAlong the bed beside the fence, showy perennials are backed up by the flora profusion of annuals such as million bells (Calibrachoa hybrid, annual).

rusty garden art in a bed full of flowersThe rust-colored garden art here is backed up by warm red and orange flowers and dark purply foliage.

garden in the rainEven on a gray, rainy day, the garden looks beautiful.

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