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Rhonda’s Pennsylvania Garden

Spring lovelies

white garden arbor covered in plants

Today we’re in southeastern Pennsylvania (Zone 6b) visiting Rhonda Molin’s beautiful spring garden.

white garden arbor covered in plantsAn arbor covered with the bright orange flowers of crossvine (Bignonia capreolata, Zones 5–9) welcomes you to explore the rest of the garden. Just visible in the foreground at the top is a single white bloom on a sweet bay magnolia (Magnolia virginiana, Zones 5–10) that fills the whole garden with its incredible scent.

foliage plants around a colorful container plantingTucked between rocks and backed up by the dark foliage of a Japanese maple (Acer palmatum, Zones 5–9), a white peony (Paeonia hybrid, Zones 3–8) looks incredible.

garden bed full of rosesRoses are loaded down with buds that promise a huge display to come.

pink rosesThe blooms of the first roses of the season are nodding under the weight of their abundant pink petals.

shrub with white flowers in the sunMock orange (Philadelphus species, Zones 4–8) is a shrub not commonly seen in gardens these days, but anyone who grows it is rewarded by clouds of incredibly fragrant white flowers in late spring.

large white flowers with yellow centersAnother view of these stunning white peonies. Single forms, like this, show off their yellow stamens and tend to stand up better on their own than the heavier double-flowered varieties.

shrub with large dark pink flowersA dark red, double-flowered peony shows off with over-the-top blooms that need a little help to hold themselves up.


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  1. Maggieat11 06/09/2022

    Those white peonies are lovely. And I love the large
    rocks incorporated in your garden. Could you send more
    photos? I'm so curious about the stone (?) structure in the
    first photo. Thank you for sharing.🌿

  2. garden1953 06/09/2022

    Gorgeous gardens! I bet the bees love it there.

  3. user-5117752 06/09/2022

    Simply wonderful! A pollinators heaven!

  4. btucker9675 06/09/2022

    This is a really wonderful garden - those peonies!!! I have a mock orange that had it's first blooms this spring - it's small and I'm encouraging it along. Had a large one in my northern NJ garden - smelled wonderful when in bloom. You've done a marvelous job creating this beautiful space. I'm quite envious of your large stones!

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    simplesue 06/09/2022

    What a big beautiful cheerful garden, I just love your arbor with the vine and path and view into your garden!

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    treasuresmom 06/09/2022

    So very pretty!

  7. CTpat 06/09/2022

    That white peony is really wonderful! Maggieat11, I think the stone structure is a fireplace with wood storage on either side of the firebox. (Couldn't figure out how to answer right under your post.)

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