#Terries #City #Sanctuary #FineGardening

We’re visiting with Terrie Lewine lately:

I reside within the Fishtown community of Philadelphia, in a rowhome. I name my lawn the City Sanctuary. The lawn is a piece in development (as I consider all gardeners say!). I’ve been right here for greater than six years, and I find it irresistible. The lawn is a mixture of coloration and solar. Within the entrance I’ve raised beds for the standard herbs and veggies. I’ve two large bushes, a holly (Ilex opaca, Zones 5–9), and a Norway maple (Acer pseudoplatanus, Zones 4–7) that have been right here sooner than me, kiwi berry vines (Actinidia sp.,), roses, many natives, a pagoda with a hammock, and an outside soaking bathtub. Loads to discover!

My center of attention has been meals (for all beings), local species, and attractiveness.

view of the city garden lot from the sidewalkThat is an city area, however there may be a large number of gorgeous lawn past that gate.

garden full of stone and gravel pathsAn city sanctuary certainly—inexperienced and plush; this can be a glorious position to take a seat, chill out, and experience.

small garden water feature with koi fish and potted foliage plantsA couple of fish reside within the water function, whilst subsequent to them a pot filled with golden creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia ‘Aurea’, Zones 3–9) glows like a puddle of light.

close up of purple flowerOne of the most citizens of the water function is the local pickerel weed (Pontedetia cordata, Zones 3–10), which has spikes of lovely red plants.

close up of pickerel weed in the garden

Extra of the pickerel weed

close up of astilbe flowersClouds of white astilbe blooms (Astilbe, Zones 4–9)

close up of pink and white columbine flowersDouble-flowered columbine (Aquilegia hybrid, Zones 3–8), with blooms in a candy sugar crimson

close up of pink and orange roseThere’s not anything just like the drama of an excellent rose blossom; right here, the hints of golden colour echo the creeping Jenny beneath.

close up of cucumber plantThere’s meals within the lawn as smartly; right here, a cucumber is able to be picked and loved.

bee feeding off of white flowersSome crops supply meals for people and different beings. This wood worker bee is taking part in the pollen on the ones white plants that may, because of the pollinating efforts of the bee, grow to be scrumptious blackberries.


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