By: Kim Charles

a. palmatum 'Koto-no-ito'

Wild weather in Northeast Tennesee has not hurt Jeff Calton's garden one bit!

"Things are beginning to fill in. So far this spring it has been 3 steps forward and 2 steps back with the weather. Cold, HOT and torrential rains. Hopefully things will even out by mid May and we can move forward."

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Bletilla striata

Chionanthus virginicus

Chrysogonum green and gold

Hosta 'Empress Wu'

Kalanchoe and cotyledon


Rhododendron 'Hotei' & t. canadensis 'Golden Duchess'

West lawn

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