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Garden Photo of the Day

Highlights from Sugargrove

By Kim Charles

Lin Morris of Sugargrove, NC, gives us a glimpse of her garden.

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  1. DeeinDe 05/18/2017

    Your photos are beautiful, Lin. I especially love double bloodroot!

  2. DeeinDe 05/18/2017

    Kim Charles, is there a new rule about only three pictures?

    1. Kim_Charles 05/18/2017

      No--I actually prefer a minimum of 5...sweet spot is 10. I am a tad low on photo options at the moment. Hoping for a nice influx soon!

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    treasuresmom 05/18/2017

    Love all these spring blooms.

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  5. Dvngardener 05/18/2017

    Gorgeous! I have a tree peony similar to the one that is in your first photo. I love how the Japanese maple is behind it- such glorious form, texture and color! Unfortunately my tree peony is in the stage of starting over. Lots of dead wood this spring that I had to cut off, and I don't think it's going to have a single bloom this year. And my bleeding hearts also disappeared! I also have to start over with them . It is time to begin anew!

  6. user-3565112 05/18/2017

    Ms. Morris, I have become a fan of texture with a splash of bright color & your 3rd. photo is a terrific example of that in a small package.
    Good luck this season, Joe

  7. sithanthialfred 05/18/2017

    Loved the 'wild' touch given to choice of flower plants and their color arrangement.

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    meander1 (Michaele ) 05/18/2017

    You've captured some lovely spring vignettes that exemplify why we gardeners (and non-gardeners also) go gaga over this time of year. It's just so gratifying to see things spring (ha, there's that word again) back to life and thrill us with form , texture and color. Thanks for sharing your pictures.

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    Tim_Zone_Denial_Vojt 05/18/2017

    Looks lovely, Lin. (I don't think I can carry the alliteration any further...)
    I especially love the tree peony with the red of the Japanese maple.

  10. Sheila_Schultz 05/18/2017

    Charming spring blooms, Lin. There's something so appealing about bleeding hearts, especially when white and pink are combined... they always bring back happy memories of my childhood. The orange/red columbine is also a delicate beauty. I just came in from 'meshing' my flower covered honeysuckle to the fence and putting a garbage can over a young Sum and Substance hosta to protect them from the wet snow that is starting to fall for a late storm when I noticed my own columbine that started blooming yesterday. I'm hoping those fragile stems will just lie down as opposed to snapping!

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      Linda on Whidbey 05/18/2017

      Yikes, Sheila. Extreme heat in the east and snow in CO. This has been a year of weird weather. We are definitely having below normal temps here in the PNW but at least it doesn't seesaw....just cold. Good luck with your tender spring plants.

      1. Sheila_Schultz 05/18/2017

        May snows are typical in CO, but usually not this late. The perennials should be fine given time to stand up again, it's the breakage of the trees that concern me. Last year we had massive damage. The good thing is these storms bring much needed moisture.

    2. user-7007498 05/18/2017

      Wow, Sheila. You gave me a chill as I am sitting here under an umbrella eating lunch with 90 degree temps.

      1. Sheila_Schultz 05/18/2017

        Just rub it in, Kevin, just rub it in! Hope you put on sunscreen!

  11. user-4691082 05/18/2017

    Ah, Lin, you have created your own Eden. I hope you're not sweltering in the heat like we are in the Northeast. Where are you in NC? What zone are you in? Thanks for sharing!

  12. NCYarden 05/18/2017

    Gorgeous Spring goodies, Lin. Great to see another North Carolinian making the spaces even more beautiful. Love that maple with the peony...quite stunning. Looking forward to a break from this current heat.Thanks for sharing.

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    Linda on Whidbey 05/18/2017

    Good morning, Lin,. Great spring photos. I especially love the bleeding hearts as they're so delicate and were one of the flowers that I remember marveling over in my mother's garden as a child. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Schatzi 05/18/2017

    Beautiful, Lin. If you folks on the east coast could send us some heat, I will try to send you some of our rain! Rascally weather!

  15. user-7007498 05/18/2017

    Nice photos, Lin. I love the Japanese maple in the background.

  16. Maggieat11 05/18/2017

    Lovely spring photos, Lin. I especially am drawn to the Japanese maple with the peony.... great combo!

  17. user-6536305 05/19/2017

    Love the spring blooms especially Sanguinaria canadensis, delicate, peony. Love the maple. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Cenepk10 05/22/2017


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