Welcome back to Deb Jedynak’s garden in Holland, Michigan, where she loves pushing zones and getting creative with containers and designs.
The pure white petals of this beautiful lily (Lilium hybrid, Zones 4–8) are accented by the subtle green at the throat.
It’s hard to beat bigleaf hydrangeas (Hydrangea macrophylla, Zones 5–9) for sheer over-the-top flower display.
An arbor marks the transition from one section of the garden to another.
This is a perfect, and HUGE, dahlia (Dahlia variabilis, Zones 8–10 or as a tender bulb) bloom. Getting massive flowers from dahlias requires choosing the largest flowering varieties (often called “dinner plate dahlias”) and then giving them perfect conditions with lots of water and rich soil.
Sedum takeshimensis ‘Atlantis’ (Zones 4–9) has beautiful variegated foliage and yellow flowers. Sometimes it will throw stems that have no green on them at all, as is visible in the middle of this photo. These stems can’t photosynthesize, so they depend on the other stems with green on them to survive, and almost look like little white-and-pink roses as they grow.
Blue salvia (Salvia farinacea, Zones 8–10 or as an annual) has abundant violet-blue flowers all summer long.
A sedum (Sedum hybrid) wraps around a little sculpture of an angel in this container.
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