Hello! My name is Lena White. I live in Charlotte, North Carolina. I’ve been gardening here for over 30 years. I’ve just recently retired from the practice of medicine, so now I have more time to spend doing what I love.
This spring’s show of color has been really special!
This first photo is my Snowball viburnum (Viburnum plicatum, Zones 3–8). It has gotten a bit too tall, so I will try to trim it back after blooming.
Next is a ‘George L. Taber’ azalea (Rhododendron ‘George L. Taber’, Zones 7–9), one of my favorites. This is one of the southern indica types of azaleas, which boast large flowers for an azalea and great displays.
This Lady Banks rose (Rosa banksiae ‘Lutea’, Zones 7–10) has climbed up to the top of the house. Lady Banks is a nearly thornless climbing rose.
And even more azaleas, because what would a Southern garden be without azaleas?
‘Forest Pansy’ redbud (Cercis canadensis ‘Forest Pansy’, Zones 5–9) with the sun shining through the leaves.
A beautiful azalea with double flowers showing extra layers of petals for even more color.
‘Winky Double’ columbine (Aquilegia ‘Winky Double’, Zones 4–8) has double flowers, a compact growth habit, and upward-facing blooms.
The pink climbing rose ‘Zéphirine Drouhin’ (Zones 5–9) has fragrant flowers and nearly thornless stems.
Rosa ‘Fourth of July’ (Zones 5–9) is a climbing rose with striped red-and-white flowers, each one showing a different pattern.
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