My name is Teresa Cody. I live in the mountains of North Carolina. When I first started gardening I didn’t know a perennial from an annual. I just knew I loved flowers and wanted to learn all I could. My garden is where I can escape for 15 minutes or six hours. It’s my happy place.
Teresa clearly knows an annual from a perennial now. This garden is just packed to the brim with flowers. And the amazing mountain views aren’t hurting either!
These dahlias (Dahlia variabilis, Zones 8–10 or as tender bulbs) have been grown to perfection and carefully staked to allow the tall, heavy flowers to show off.
A brick retaining wall is a perfect spot to display fall pumpkins and mums, under a big paperbark maple (Acer griseum, Zones 4–8), which has beautiful bark all year and will turn spectacular colors come fall.
Three bumblebees are pollinating this dahlia bloom! Dahlias can be great pollinator plants, especially the simple flower forms like these that produce more pollen than the fully double ones.
Blue hydrangeas (Hydrangea macrophylla, Zones 5–9) look all the bluer for a backdrop of yellow creeping jenny (Lysimachia nummularia ‘Aurea’, Zones 3–9).
A single Oriental poppy (Papaver orientalis, Zones 5–9) grows out of a carpet of creeping Jenny.
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What a fantastic view, and the flowers are beautiful, the dahlia with the bees on it is perfect. So very nice.
Absolutely beautiful! The mountains make a great backdrop for your gorgeous gardens!
Love the retaining wall, also the contrast of the Creeping Jenny with the Hydrangea. Makes me laugh, as I too only have one lone Oriental Poppy. Dahlias aren't happy with my yard, as the trees have overtaken the amount of sun, but I still covet them from afar.
All so very lovely (including the mountains)
gorgeous quality photos with rich saturated color!
Absolutely gorgeous! The mountain view is magnificent, and your garden is also. Thanks for sharing.
Such a pretty garden! Love the photos of 3 bees on the Dahlia and those pink Dahlias with the pink sky...great photos!
Definitely a happy place!
What a truly spectacular place you have. Are you in the smoky mountains. My girlfriends sister visits there snd I’ve heard it’s a wonderful place. The colours are wonderful. Just loved it.
What a truly wonderful garden. Thank you so much. The colours are fab.
Next phase of learning --- move to native plants. Perfect for such a natural area. [or any area for that matter].
Great job on a beautiful garden!
Wow. This garden is amazing. Thank you for sharing.
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