Today we’re visiting with Carol Verhake.
It’s been a while since I submitted photos of my garden, but I’ve been impressed with the fall color display this year and felt compelled to send you some for consideration. I garden in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, outside of Philadelphia, where I’ve lived for 22 years now. We’re currently Zone 6b gradually moving toward 7a.
The majority of the photos I’m sending are of my woodland garden, which features lots of deciduous trees along with shrubs and perennials that I’ve introduced over the years.
I’ve also added architectural features such as this stone moon gate, which echos the many boulders in my garden.
The boulders in the garden also provide the setting for a water feature.
My woodland has suffered from a number of storms, but I use fallen logs as edging for my pathways, or to construct benches. I even converted this tree (Nyssa sylvatica, Zones 4–9) that was topped off by a storm into a living birdhouse post.
This hardy chrysanthemum (Zones 4–8) from the Global Warming series of late-blooming, hardy hybrids looks like the variety ‘Glowing Ember’.
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