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Deb’s Whimsical Garden, Part 2

More of this creative garden space

close up of sedum with variegated foliage and yellow flowers

Welcome back to Deb Jedynak’s garden in Holland, Michigan, where she loves pushing zones and getting creative with containers and designs.

close up of white lilyThe pure white petals of this beautiful lily (Lilium hybrid, Zones 4–8) are accented by the subtle green at the throat.

close up of pink and purple bigleaf flowersIt’s hard to beat bigleaf hydrangeas (Hydrangea macrophylla, Zones 5–9) for sheer over-the-top flower display.

close up of pink double-flowered lilyThis unusual double-flowered lily, with its extra layers of petals, looks completely different from a normal lily.

garden arbor connecting two parts of the gardenAn arbor marks the transition from one section of the garden to another.

close up of large yellow dahliaThis 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.

close up of bright orange crocosmias flowersThis yellow Crocosmia (Zones 6–9) is beginning to bloom. Crocosmias have iris like foliage and bright flowers in shades of yellow, orange, or red in summer.

close up of sedum with variegated foliage and yellow flowersSedum 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.

close up of violet-blue flowers in a containerBlue salvia (Salvia farinacea, Zones 8–10 or as an annual) has abundant violet-blue flowers all summer long.

gazing ball in the middle of a garden bedA gazing ball reflects back the beauty of the garden.

close up of peach and red rosesRoses of summer

close up of red sedum growing in a containerA sedum (Sedum hybrid) wraps around a little sculpture of an angel in this container.


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    simplesue 10/19/2023

    Wow, your Hydrangea's are fabulous! and that unusual double-flowered lily is amazing!
    I love your beautiful wooden arbor and gazing ball amongst the lavender plants!

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