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READER PHOTOS! Daryl’s garden in New Jersey

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Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Daryl Savage

Today’s photos are from Daryl Savage in Sussex County, New Jersey. Daryl says, “I just signed up for the FG newsletter, and I am really enjoying the garden of the day photos. My favorite thing in the world is to go on garden tours, but it is challenging to find the time, so I very much appreciate receiving new photos every day; it satisfies the voyeur in me. It is also very encouraging to know how many other people take such great pleasure in creating their home landscapes.

Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Daryl Savage

I am a Master Gardener in Sussex County, New Jersey (USDA Hardiness Zone 5), and have been gardening for about 10 years. This is one of my favorite times of the season because I have so many late-bloomers: rose of sharon, caryopteris, Japanese anemone, butterfly bush, phlox, helianthis, and my pride and joy, a crape myrtle which I have been babying for years. I especially enjoy creating containers and planters so I included those also because they look their best right now.”

That crape myrtle is a stunner, Daryl, and I love your window boxes. Thanks for sharing with us!

Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Daryl Savage
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Daryl Savage
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Daryl Savage
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Daryl Savage
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Daryl Savage
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Daryl Savage
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Daryl Savage
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Daryl Savage
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Daryl Savage
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Daryl Savage

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  1. dukeofargy 09/14/2012

    Your gardens are beautiful, Daryl.

    Like you, this is one of my favorite times of the season. I also have rose of sharon, Japanese anemone, phlox, & two varieties of helianthis. The potted plants you have are spectacular. My 30+ varieties of tropical hibiscus are blooming like crazy right now in their pots. The advantage of the pots is that one can move them for maximum effect when one so choses. Your yellow pots on the stairs make a very strong statement.

    I love your comment "it satisfies the voyeur in me. It is also very encouraging to know how many other people take such great pleasure in creating their home landscapes". This is exactly why we enjoy going on garden tours, or seeing formal gardens elsewhere. We get good ideas from our visits as well.

    Well done.

  2. bellslady 09/14/2012

    As a NJ gardener it is nice to see more crepe myrtles in NJ. Thanks to recent introductions hardy in our zones they seem to have caught on. Agree with your comments about the voyeur in us when it comes to peaking into others creations. Thanks to Michelle and Fine Gardening it starts my day on a happy note.
    The begonia planter is stunning. The shape of the leaves with the iron scroll work is a perfect choice. Bravo!

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    Tim_Zone_Denial_Vojt 09/14/2012

    Really nice. Those crazy, flying begonias are so perfect in your scroll-y plant hanger.

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    meander_michaele 09/14/2012

    Daryl, I jumped into looking at pictures before I read your copy and, as a former NJ girl (southern end in Ocean City) I was immediately struck by the fact you have a crepe myrtle. "Hmmm", I thought to myself, "I just don't remember seeing any of them while growing up". So nice that there are now varieties that allow more northern gardeners to enjoy what southerners take for granted (I'm now a zone 7a in east TN) as a summer flowering mainstay.
    I agree with others that your wrought iron planter is a standout and I also enjoyed the white pot with the smiling face surrounded by loopy hot pink "hair" tendrils.

  5. wwross 09/14/2012

    A beautiful job combining many of the traditional, toughest perennials.

    I made a copy of your 3 yellow pots with blue flowers. Thats what I am doing next year!

  6. tractor1 09/14/2012

    That's a lovely assortment of plants. I like the stone house. I only with the photography was better. I can see the pot with the caterpilar plant but I can barely make out the plant.

  7. 7lfair 09/14/2012

    Your gardens are lovely! I really like the pansies in the colorful tubs- I might try this next year too!

    And the hanging begonias are fantastic.

  8. GreenGrowler 09/14/2012

    Daryl, your garden is delightful - love the Castor bean; hope to try it next year - maybe the deer won't eat it! I think the pink-flowering plant is Acalypha hispida - Chenille plant, right? Another great idea for a pot next year.... Welcome to our "motley crew" - look forward to your insights!

  9. soilgoil 09/14/2012

    Daryl, my passion for gardening took root growing up in northern New Jersey, so I have a special appreciation for what you do. There is so much to love about your garden, but the window box and containers are real standouts. I "pinned" them on Pinterest before I even read the article, because I want to be able to go back and look at them again and again. Keep up the great work!

  10. Paulie21 09/14/2012

    I moved to Sussex county a couple of years ago (Sparta)and the first thing I did was plant 3 "Pink Velour" crape myrtles. It's wonderful having varieties that will grow in zone 6, and quite impressive that you're able to keep one going in zone 5 !!

  11. milescks 09/15/2012

    As a buddy of Daryl's, who regrettably moved out of Jersey
    and has not visited recently - I am awestruck by what Daryl has done to this property over the past decade. If the before pictures were included in this online journal, readers would be simply amazed by the change to this extremely challenging hillside property. Daryl, you have created a jewel of a spot on your magnificent hilltop. Truly inspiring and jaw dropping.

  12. darylsavage 09/15/2012

    Thanks everyone for your generous comments; they are very much appreciated. I am already thinking of some different pictures I can submit for next year, I want to share my climbing rose in full bloom next June. Enjoy the last of the season!

  13. PrinceSnowFarm 10/12/2012

    I love the layering.

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