Ev sent in these images of her garden in Antalya, Turkey.
Bougainvillea is an iconic vine in warm, dry parts of the world. Only hardy in Zones 9–11, it is a massive, thorny plant—but WOW, what a display when it flowers! The actual flowers are small and white; the intense magenta color seen here is produced by the colorful bracts that surround the actual blooms. But blooms or bracts, it has got to be one of the most beautiful plants in the world.
Rows of potted geraniums (Pelargonium spp. and hybrids). The pots in the front are the classic zonal geraniums, commonly grown as annuals all over the world. The ones in the back are the group sometimes called regal or Martha Washington geraniums. They have incredibly beautiful flowers but generally don’t thrive in areas with hot, humid summers. View our plant guide to geraniums here.
Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea, Zones 3–9) is native to North America but has become a popular garden plant all over the world.
Pink roses, possibly the variety ‘Queen Elizabeth’. Roses are a good choice for dry-climate gardens because they are far less prone to fungal disease on the leaves when grown in low humidity.
A wide shot of the garden. In the foreground is clary sage (Salvia viridis, annual). The beautiful pink color is, again, produced not by the flowers, but the colored bracts below each actual bloom.
More beautiful roses.
A creative vase using a watering can to show off bouquets of beautiful chrysanthemums. By the way, if you like beautiful and interesting flower arrangements made from plants in the garden, be sure to catch the GPOD tomorrow!
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