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Beauty From Wendy’s Garden

The results of decades of gardening

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Today we’re in Wayne, Pennsylvania, visiting Wendy Quereau’s incredible garden.

I’ve been gardening here for 43 years and have been trying recently to reduce maintenance by adding shrubs in place of the labor-intensive perennials. I’m still hooked by the inherent joy of growing and designing but admit that I look forward to the winter break.

Trillium luteumTrillium luteum (Zones 4–8)

Rhododendron schlippenbachia, Helleborus, Myositis sylvatica Rhododendron schlippenbachia (Zones 4–7) coming into bloom in April with Helleborus (Lenten rose, Zones 5–9) and Myositis sylvatica (forget-me-not, Zones 3–8)

Acer griseum, Dicentra spectabilis, Jacob’s ladderAcer griseum (paper bark maple, Zones 4–8) with Dicentra spectabilis (bleeding heart, Zones 2–8) and Jacob’s ladder (Polemonium reptans, Zones 3–8)

Deciduous azaleaDeciduous azalea (Rhododendron hybrid, Zones 5–9)

coral honeysuckle on the garden house wall.Lonicera sempervirens ‘Sulphurea’ (coral honeysuckle, Zones 4–9) on the garden house wall

Deutzia ‘Nikko’ and Clematis integrifoliaDeutzia ‘Nikko’ and Clematis integrifolia (Zones 3–7)

Rhododendron ‘Janet Blair’, Rhododendron ‘Roseum Elegans’, Allium ‘ Purple Sensation’, Hosta ‘June’ Rhododendron ‘Janet Blair’ (Zones 5–8) on left, Rhododendron ‘Roseum Elegans’ (Zones 4–8) on right, along with a color echo of Allium ‘Purple Sensation’ (Zones 4–7). Hosta ‘June’ (Zones 3–8) is at the base of the wall.

Astilbe

Interplay of shades, shapes, and textures of purple.Interplay of shades, shapes, and textures of purple

Phlox paniculata with a bee checking it outPhlox paniculata (Zones 4–8) and friend

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  1. NWPhilaGardener 12/28/2021

    Those photos surely make we want to visit this garden located so close to Chanticleer gardens, in Pennsylvania. Great character of naturalized perennials! And the final image is garden photography perfection!

  2. sagebird52 12/28/2021

    Very Beautiful and well cared for garden.

  3. pattyspencer 12/28/2021

    Really nice garden

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    user-7007816 12/28/2021

    Such a lovely mature garden. One of my favorites for the year.

  5. fromvirginia 12/28/2021

    Simply lovely. The interplay of colors and textures is fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

  6. user-5117752 12/28/2021

    Stunning garden and photos! Just a joy to go from one to the next! Marvelous way to start my day! Thank you!!!

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    simplesue 12/28/2021

    How do you get your Althea aka Rose of Sharon to bloom so well?
    Oh you sound like simplifying high maintenance perennials with bushes and actually needing a winter rest or hibernation as I say LOL!
    Your garden is fabulous!
    The big view of the garden with the photo that has the Rhododendron schlippenbachia is so natural and relaxing and well designed.

  8. sheila_schultz 12/28/2021

    The little views of your garden made me smile. Oh, so beautiful!!!

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    treasuresmom 12/28/2021

    Wendy, it is all so very lovely. I am like you. I am trying to add shrubs & eliminate some of my perennials. Just getting so hard to get down on the ground to work.

  10. btucker9675 12/28/2021

    What a perfectly beautiful garden you've worked so hard to create - stunning! That yellow azalea is fabulous. Thanks for sharing this gorgeous garden.

  11. user-1121778533 12/28/2021

    Agree with all the above, but want to add that the allium repeating the color of the Rhododendron is especially awesome!

  12. Cenepk10 12/29/2021

    So lush and beautiful.

  13. PG20 12/30/2021

    Plant choices, arrangement, photography are all so good. Thanks for sharing. Paperbark Maple is a great four season tree. I treasure mine.

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