My name is Piper Woodring, and I live in Boone, North Carolina. Although I love to garden, and in my humble opinion, my yard is beautiful, this first photo I am sharing with you is of a field in our community. This lupine (Lupinus polyphyllus, Zones 3–8) started with plants on either side of the stairs to a stoop on a mobile home. When the resident passed away, the mobile home was moved away from this rented field. Typically, the flowers don’t make it to maturity before the field is mowed for hay. However, we have experienced a very wet spring, which prohibited the mowing.
I have enjoyed this view immensely. I hope you do as well!
I should add that I really have no “ formal gardens,” but our yard consists more of “areas.” I really love wildflowers, like this yellow lady’s slipper (Cypripedium parviflorum, Zones 2–6).
A white trillium (Trillium grandiflorum, Zones 4–7) shows a habit typical of its species of blushing pink as the blossoms age.
The bright orange–blooming bush is a flame azalea (Rhododendron calendulaceum, Zones 5–8), or as we always called them, wild honeysuckle. They are prevalent in the wooded areas of our property, and this one has been growing close to our house for 30 years.
This past autumn, the leaf show was one of the prettiest in my memory.
A green view in the flush of spring growth.
The same spot, transformed in the colors of fall.
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