Today’s photos are from Ruth Barker.
I love all flowers and plants, and I love to try new introductions with my existing plantings.
I prefer to have lots of pollinators. I also prefer a more natural and wild look. I live in Ohio, Zone 6a. This year I will be planting dahlias. I have planted small border ones in the past. This year I’m going for a BIG impact. I have also ordered several new irises. I just love everything about gardening!!
Nothing delivers big impact like poppies! (Papaver orientale, Zones 3–8).
A double-flowered azalea (Rhododendron hybrid, Zones 5–9) covers itself with blooms in the spring.
Lupines (Lupinus hybrids, Zones 2–8) are hard to beat with their tall, dense spires of purple flowers.
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