Today we’re in Mooreville, North Carolina, in Lydia Grupinski’s garden. Lydia shared some images of this beautiful space last week, and today we’re back to see more!
Lydia wired Tillandsia plants (airplants, tropical) and mosses to an old Edgeworthia shrub. What a great way to bring new life to a plant that has died!
Pinckneya bracteata (Zones 7–9) is a shrub native to the southeastern United States but only rarely seen in gardens. It has showy pink bracts around the flowers and beautiful green foliage.
× Gordlinia grandiflora ‘Sweet Tea’ (Zones 6–9) is a rare hybrid between two unusual native trees—Franklinia and Gordonia—and is a fast-growing shrub with beautiful, fragrant white flowers. Known for being a little fussy, it prefers soil that doesn’t dry out but is also well-drained.
Rhododendron flammeum ‘Jack Melton’ (Zones 6–8) is a selection of one of the deciduous azaleas native to eastern North America, and it boasts some pretty incredibly colored flowers. If you think growing native plants has to be boring, this is a shrub that will make you think again!
Acer palmatum ‘Tama Hime’ (Zones 5–9) and Pinus densiflora ‘Oculus draconis’ (Zones 3–7)
Some of the fruit in the garden: figs, bananas, and peaches
The resident bunny, Pete, enjoys eating azalea flowers.
Simple pink chrysanthemums (hardiness depends on cultivar) with Acer palmatum ‘Tamukeyama’ (Zones 5–9) and a stone cairn.
Polygonatum odoratum ‘Variegatum’ (variegated Solomon’s seal, Zones 3–8) and Carex ‘Everillo’ (Zones 5–9)
Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Hameln’ (Zones 5–9) and Salvia ‘Amistad’ (Zones 7–11)
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Wow! Love all of it.
Your "Pinckneya bracteata" photo looks so pretty with the garden path and the delicate low ground cover!
So envious of your Spanish Moss, and Fig tree!
Cute rabbit photo and love that little metal garden ornament of the running guy with the stars!
You do have a great garden and I'd like to take a walk through it right now, but will have to settle for the virtual walk LOL!
Love the selection of 'unusual' plants! Have not been forced to net my 'Chicago' fig yet. The critters have not yet discovered the tasty fruit....
You are kinder than I would be about Pete the Rabbit eating your azalea flowers.... Your gardens are simply stunning!
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