Today’s photos come from Judy McCurdy in the western suburbs of Chicago, Zone 5.
I have always enjoyed the beautiful garden photos you’ve posted throughout the years, so I thought I’d share a few of mine before we move. As you can see from the following photos, I’ve gone a little crazy with the clematis! There are so many varieties that I want to try them all!
My front garden with Incrediball hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens ‘Abetwo’, Zones 3–8). Incrediball is an improved version of the classic ‘Annabelle’ hydrangea, with stronger stems that don’t flop). This garden also includes Brunnera macrophylla ‘Looking Glass’ (Zones 3–8), and Hydrangea serrata ‘Blue Billow’ (Zones 5–9). Read more about this species of hydrangea here.
Clematis ‘Rosemoor’ (Zones 5–9)
Clematis ‘Bourbon’ (Zones 5–9) adorns the lamppost.
That same bed has Iris ‘Caesar’s Brother’ (Zones 3–9) and peonies blooming earlier in the spring.
Clematis ‘Jackmanii’ (Zones 4–8) putting on a show.
Clematis ‘Duchess of Edinburgh’ (Zones 5–9) in my moon garden.
Clematis paniculata (Zones 4–8) is a late summer beauty.
Monarda ‘Grand Mum’ (Zones 3–9) is lovely in front of a border.
Last, but certainly not least, Hemerocallis ‘Lady Elizabeth’ (Zones 4–9) with a visitor.
I’ll miss this garden when we move, but I’m looking forward to the challenges of my next garden in sandy soil!
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