Today we’re visiting the garden of Steven W.
We are located in western Washington, Zone 8b. We grow an eclectic garden of mostly flowers and shrubs. The garden is 40 years old and has evolved over the years. The original shrubs are mostly still here, surrounded by new ones we have added. Over the years we have experimented with many plant combinations. Patience is mostly what we learned.
Purple garden phlox (Phlox paniculata, Zones 4–8) is always beautiful with its abundant, fragrant flowers beloved by butterflies. Here it is backed by the huge white bloom spikes of yucca (Yucca sp.).
More delphinium and lupines dancing with corn poppies (Papaver rhoeas, annual).
A magical path around and under enormous, blossom-laden mature rhododendrons. Rhododendrons are always beautiful, but there is something magical that happens when they get big enough that you can walk under them.
A beautiful pink duo: lilies and wand flower (Gaura lindheimeri, Zones 6–9).
A soft pink oriental poppy paired perfectly with a blue delphinium.
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