Left to right – hosta ‘Rainforest Sunrise’, clematis ‘Bourbon’, creeping jenny, red dianthus, brunnera ‘Variagata’, ‘Clementine Salmon Rose’ columbine


Susan Strong's Northwest Arkansas garden enjoyed ideal summer weather in 2015, and the proof's in the photos!

"To combat our dreary and cold January weather I thought I would share a few colorful photos from last summer’s garden. 2015 was an excellent year for gardening here in NW Arkansas.  We had mild summer temperatures and lots of rain (which helped tremendously with the water bill).  I would like to thank Fine Gardening magazine and all the talented gardeners who contribute to this excellent website.  Each morning I look forward to opening my GPOD email for all the wonderful ideas and inspirations!"

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‘Elodie’ lily

‘William Baffin’ rose on trellis with hostas ‘Ripple Effect’, ‘Night Before Christmas’, and ‘Praying Hands’ in front


‘Alice’ oak leaf hydrangea

‘Double Pink’ flower carpet roses and clematis ‘Fugi Masume’ behind arbor/swing


‘Tuff Stuff’ hydrangea

Birdhouse with ‘Duchess of Albany’ clematis

In foreground hardy geranium ‘Ballerina’ in front of yellow peony ‘Bartzella’ with ‘Wine &Roses’ weigela behind the river birch


Peony ‘Raspberry Sundae’ 

Hosta ‘Grand Tiara’ in front with hardy geranium ‘Biocovo’ behind

Hydrangea ‘Quickfire’ with Acanthus ‘Mornings Candle’ to the left

My garden foreman “Catfish”

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