It is always a pleasure when we get to visit Wendy Quereau’s garden (see a previous post here).
Here’s another group of photos from my 40 years of working in my Wayne, Pennsylvania, garden. For the last few years, my attempt has been to substitute shrubs for perennials in an effort to reduce maintenance while emphasizing year-round color and texture. As always, and for all of us gardeners, it’s a work in progress.
Thank you for my much-enjoyed daily fix of garden photos. I especially enjoy it now that I am stuck in my house with this virus mess. My garden is my refuge, and I am grateful for it!
Thank you and stay well.
My privacy screen at the rear border.
In the foreground is an annual in Pennsylvania: Pennesetum setaceum ‘Rubrum’ (Zones 9–10).
Hydrangea paniculata (Zones 3–7) with amaryllis (Hippeastrum hybrid, Zones 9–11) foliage. I treat amaryllis as tender perennials rather than as houseplants. The bulbs sit in my garage from late fall through winter to avoid freezing and being destroyed. Some years I plant them in the ground, and in others they stay in a pot, depending on my energy. Regardless, they produce buds and bloom as soon as they are removed from the garage in late May after all danger of frost has passed. In this photo, they were in a large pot and had already bloomed profusely by the time the hydrangea was in flower. I fertilize them every two weeks during the growing season to ensure bulb strength for the following year.
Cherry tree blossoms in April.
Emerging bloodroot (Sanguinarea canadensis, Zones 3–8).
Papaver somniferum ‘Lauren’s Grape’ (annual) with background of blooming Spirea.
This patio leads to a woodland path with tried and true Rhododendron ‘Roseum Elegans’ (Zones 4–8).
Lillium and hibiscus (Hibiscus syriacus, Zones 5–8) producing blooms in July-August.
Getting there with color and texture along the front walk.
Have a garden you’d like to share?
Have photos to share? We’d love to see your garden, a particular collection of plants you love, or a wonderful garden you had the chance to visit!
To submit, send 5-10 photos to [email protected] along with some information about the plants in the pictures and where you took the photos. We’d love to hear where you are located, how long you’ve been gardening, successes you are proud of, failures you learned from, hopes for the future, favorite plants, or funny stories from your garden.
If you want to send photos in separate emails to the GPOD email box that is just fine.
You don’t have to be a professional garden photographer – check out our garden photography tips!
Do you receive the GPOD by email yet? Sign up here.
Get our latest tips, how-to articles, and instructional videos sent to your inbox.