Päivi Itkonen

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Along the way, she sought the advice of local garden designer Amy Pallenberg, and together they began to renovate the garden by simplifying the beds and adjusting the plant selection. Perennials that thrived, like the ‘Vision in White’ astilbe and ‘David’ phlox, were divided and spread around. Some that formed a dense mass that crept relentlessly outward, like the iris, had to go. In their place came exuberant flowering salvias, dahlias, and South African foxglove (Ceratotheca triloba)…

Along the way, she sought the advice of local garden designer Amy Pallenberg, and together they began to renovate the garden by simplifying the beds and adjusting the plant selection. Perennials that thrived, like the ‘Vision in White’ astilbe and ‘David’ phlox, were divided and spread around. Some that formed a dense mass that crept relentlessly outward, like the iris, had to go. In their place came exuberant flowering salvias, dahlias, and South African foxglove (Ceratotheca triloba)…

The perennial border has been enlivened with the gold-and-green striped foliage of Japanese forest grass (Hakenochloa macra ‘Aureola’) contrasting with the nearly black foliage of Actaea simplex ‘Hillside Black Beauty’; pale blue annual love-in-a-mist (Nigella damascena) adds summer sparkle - See more at: http://www.pacifichorticulture.org/articles/updating-an-historic-garden/#sthash.k2NmrGMu.dpuf

Gold-and-green striped foliage of Japanese forest grass (Hakenochloa macra ‘Aureola’) contrasting with the nearly black foliage of Actaea simplex ‘Hillside Black Beauty’; pale blue annual love-in-a-mist (Nigella damascena) adds summer sparkle

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Pruning Conifers It is best to prune conifers as little as possible. Pruning is basically just to repair damage to branches or we get. If conifers two peaks, it is important for their growth, one o…

1. Ель обыкновенная 'Frohburg'	5. Котовник фассена ‘Walkers Low’ 2. Туя западная 'Dumosa'	6. Ель колючая 'Glauca Compacta' 3. Ель канадская 'Conica' 	7. Ель колючая 'Maigold'  4. Душица обыкновенная 'Thumbles’ 	8. Тис ягодный ‘Washingtonii’

Spruce 'Frohburg' Catnip of fassina ‘Walkers Low’ Thuja occidentalis 'Dumosa' Blue spruce 'Glauca Compacta' Canadian spruce 'Conica' Blue spruce 'Maigold' Oregano 'Thumbles’ Yew ‘Washingtonii’