By Kim Charles

Teddy the Golden Retriever

Leslie McHugh of PA shares her passion for woody plants and the color green.

"Here are my favorite shots of the garden. I live in Bucks County, PA. Zone 6B. The garden has evolved over 15 years. I think the best feature is my gorgeous climbing hydrangea, which was one of the first plants to be planted and is just coming into its own, covering the back brick wall of the house and also sneaking around the side of the house. Woody plants are my passion so I really rely on them as the bones for the rest of my plants. My favorite color is green which is a good thing since I have a lot of shade to deal with! Deer are a huge issue and only my backyard is fenced, so my front and side gardens are full of plant material that they don't readily eat. The house is sited at the top of a very steep hill and that hillside garden is still a work in progress, but I am conquering it a little more each year! Next week all the backyard roses should be bursting with color! Thanks for reading!"

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