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An Update on my Pruning Experiment from February

Gardens are process and they evolve over time—growing with us, as we grow as gardeners. I often get questions from site users and followers about how I maintain and care for my garden. I've been trying to do more videos that share my design process as I evaluate, edit, and pursue the ongoing refinement of my garden. I hope you enjoy these "behind-the-scenes" videos. Let me know what else you're curious about in the comments below and I'll keep it in mind as I decide what to shoot next. 


PART ONE—February 2020

Earlier this year, I shot this video talking through some of the maintenance choices I was making in this part of my garden.



PART TWO—July 2020

The video below shows that same front yard garden area five months later.



Below are links to most of the plants that I mention in the video, part two. Most of the plants mentioned in part one are revisited in the second video, though there may be a few from the first video that I mentioned in passing that aren't listed below. And there might be a few that I mentioned that aren't on the site yet, so keep that in mind if you don't see it below. Also, the link to the ninebark (Physocarpus o. 'Diabolo' didn't want to cooperate, so you can learn more about that plant HERE.


PLANTS MENTIONED IN VIDEO, PART TWO

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diabolo'

Eucomis comosa 'Sparkling Burgundy'

Sparkling Burgundy Purple Pineapple Lily

Type: Bulb / Corm / Tuber, Perennial
Exposure: Full Sun, Full Sun, Afternoon Sun
Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11

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Fuchsia 'Fuchsiade 88'

Fuchsiade 88 Fuchsia

Type: Perennial
Exposure: Part Sun, Part Shade, Full Shade, Morning Sun, Filtered Sun, Open Shade, Open Shade
Zone: 8, 9, 10

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Helleborus x sternii

Lenton Rose

Type: Perennial
Exposure: Full Sun, Full Sun, Part Sun, Morning Sun, Filtered Sun, Open Shade
Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9

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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Bailmacfive'

Endless Summer®️ Summer Crush®️ big leaf hydrangea

Type: Shrub
Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade, Filtered Sun
Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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Molinia caerulea ssp. caerulea 'Variegata'

Variegated Purple Moor Grass

Type: Grass / Grass-Like, Perennial
Exposure: Afternoon Sun, Full Sun, Part Sun
Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'

Dwarf Fountain Grass

Type: Grass / Grass-Like
Exposure: Full Sun, Full Sun, Afternoon Sun
Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

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Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Gold Star'

Gold Star Kohuhu

Type: Shrub
Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Part Shade, Open Shade
Zone: 8, 9, 10

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Rosa chinensis 'Mutabilis'

China Rose

Type: Rose, Shrub
Exposure: Full Sun, Full Sun, Afternoon Sun
Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

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Sedum 'Blue Pearl'

SunSparkler® Blue Pearl Sedum, Stonecrop

Type: Perennial, Succulent
Exposure: Full Sun, Afternoon Sun, Reflected Heat
Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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Thuja occidentalis 'Autumn Moon'

Dwarf Golden Eastern Arborvitae

Type: Conifer, Shrub
Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Full Sun
Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

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Published July 18, 2020


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