By Kim Charles

Vikki from Virginia is lucky enough to be able to garden throughout most of the year in her southern locale.

"I garden in Zone 8a in Southeastern Virginia. Mild winters and hot humid summers enable me to dig in the dirt almost year round. I love flowers as well as colorful foliage. Over the years I have tried to rely more on perennials rather than filling the garden with expensive annuals. I love hydrangeas, daylilies and peonies. I'm still learning about peonies and I'm hoping for some real success this coming growing season. My hubby (not a gardening enthusiast) helps me when I ask, but normally I do all the gardening which includes mowing and edging...all of which I love.  These photos are of the garden in summer and were taken over the years."

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