Today we’re in Northern California, enjoying the pleasures of Donna Vail’s riverside garden.
Living on the banks of a river can be a gardening challenge when the view makes you want to just sit and relax. But there is much to do in the Vails’ garden.
Flower carpet roses (Zones 4–11) on the banks of the Smith River.
A path is always nice to keep you out of the elements.
Petunias blooming under a charming birdhouse
Brachyscome ‘Radiant Magenta’ (Zones 10–11 or as an annual)
Birdbath with double-flowered lily blossom
Geraniums (Pelargonium hybrid, Zones 8–10 or as annual) and weeping cherry
Geraniums along the river
Baby tears (Soleirolia soleirolii, Zones 10–11, or as an annual or houseplant)
A hybrid rhododendron with soft, buff-yellow flowers
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