Today we’re in Orange, Massachusetts, visiting Linda Gelinas and her beautiful garden.
Hybrid daylily ‘Old King Cole’ with large flowers intricately patterned in various shades of pink.
Daylily ‘Matt’ with ruffled flowers delicately shaded in peach and yellow.
Petunia ‘Pretty Much Picasso’ (annual). This unusual variety has flowers edged in green. The individual blooms last an exceptionally long time, creating an impressive flower display.
Gardeners who are careful to make their gardens a welcoming habitat for wildlife will be rewarded. Here, the reward is a bird’s nest with three beautiful blue eggs.
Most familiar azaleas (Rhododendron spp. and cvs.) are evergreen, but there are also deciduous varieties, which specialize in strong yellow and orange colors, as seen here. This may be the variety ‘Gibraltar’ or another similar hybrid.
The shade garden mixes a wide range of foliage colors and textures for season-long interest, and it takes advantage of the fact that many vigorous daylilies will grow and bloom well in partial-shade conditions.
An old tree stump has been turned into a plant stand.
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