Today’s photos come from Cynthia in St. Louis, Missouri.
Zebra mallow (Malva sylvestris ‘Zebrina’, Zones 6–9) grows a little like a mini-hollyhock, with charming striped purple flowers and solid vigor and health.
A Japanese-style rock garden with raked gravel. The simplicity of Japanese Zen gardens invites the viewer to stop, reflect, and enjoy every little detail.
Containers are a great way to highlight special plants, such as this rose ‘Just Joey’ growing in white, ceramic pots.
These dianthus and alyssum (annuals that grow best in cooler weather) are growing in massed pots along the driveway. Plants in individual pots can easily be grouped and arranged to make pleasing combinations.
The tulip ‘White Bouquet’ and the viola ‘Penny Mickey’ give a cool, sophisticated spring show.
A mixture of annuals provides long-lasting color in this bed.
Cynthia poses with a white pumpkin in the garden.
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