I have yet to meet a gardener who does not enjoy looking round other people’s gardens and so I am sure that you will find this well worth a visit. Perhaps tour is too grand a word for what is a small city garden, but the point is that it is the small details that are fascinating. Also note the advice about Miniature Euonymus and creeping jenny although they do suit this situation. This stylish city garden is described mostly in pictures by Jennifer and comes from her Three Dogs In A Garden website.
This is another one of my favourites from last summer. I think what makes this garden stand out in my mind is the design and the plantings.
At the front of the house there is a very large Norway Maple whose canopy casts the garden in shade.There is no bare earth here waiting for the arrival of weeds.
Instead a mix of groundcovers, which includes miniature euonymus (see note below) and periwinkle, fills in the spaces between the hosta. You’ll see this layered approach to planting elsewhere in the garden.While I have heard Miniature Euonymus or Miniature Wintercreeper, Euonymus fortunei ‘Kewensis’ recommended as a groundcover that can take foot traffic,?I caution you to consider its use very carefully. It is a plant that has made it’s way on to lists of invasive species. In some parts of the States, ?this aggressive perennial has spread to native plant areas and is crowding the natives out.