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!
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!
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.
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