My name is Linda Gelinas and I live in Orange, Massachusetts. I have been retired for about 10 years and have been gardening for about 35 years. I have about 25 perennial gardens on about an acre of land. I am definitely an amateur gardener. What I have learned about gardening is from reading and just plain experimenting with a variety of plants. I have a small greenhouse and plant perennials and annuals to sell in front of my home. I also separate my perennials each year for resale.
This picture is of my side and back gardens. I grow lots of coneflower (Echinacea), daylilies (Hemerocallis), black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia), zinnia, and sedum. In the middle of the garden is a rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus, Zone 5–8).
This is my garden in the front yard. The center is a white hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata, Zone 3–8), purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea, Zone 3–9), black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia), zinnia, fall asters, and coral bell (Heuchera).
This planter is in my side yard and has lots of shade. I fill it with coleus (Solenostemon scutellarioides, annual), impatiens (Impatiens walleriana, annual), begonias, and Vinca major ‘Variegata’ (Zone 7–10 or as annual).
This planter filled with bright red impatiens is in my back side yard. I have lots of shade and lots of shade-loving plants.
This garden gets lots of sun, so it is filled with sun-loving flowers. There are balloon flowers (Platycodon grandiflorus, Zones 4–9), daylilies, liatris (Liatris spicata, Zone 3–9), black-eyed Susan, and coneflowers. I am sure I have forgotten something.
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