Today we’re visiting Veronica Labate’s garden.
When I was a child my mother would give me Jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum, Zones 4–9) to take to school for show and tell. I have moved it to each house I’ve lived in. It now resides in Lewes, Delaware. The small garden was started five years ago from a blank slate and, like all gardens, is constantly changing as things grow.
A small fountain is surrounded by blue-eyed grass (Sisyrinchium Zones 4–9), Wisteria (Zones 5–9), Chinese ground orchid (Bletilla striata, Zones 5–9), white bleeding heart (Dicentra spectabilis, Zones 3–9), and variegated bishop’s goutweed (Aegopodium podagraria, Zones 3–10).
Black lace elderberry (Sambucus racemosa ‘Black Lace’, Zones 3–7) provides some shade for a white azalea (Rhododendron hybrid), spotted mayapple (Podophyllum ‘Spotty Dotty’, Zones 6–9), Heuchera, and hostas.
Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’ (Zones 5–9)
Bobo hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata ‘Bobo’, Zones 4–8), zebra grass (Miscanthus sinensis ‘Zebrinus’, Zones 5–9), and Trautman juniper (Juniperus chinensis ‘Trautman’, Zones 4–9) are congregated by the back fence.
I love the flower of this hosta. Unfortunately, I don’t know the name. (Editor’s note: It looks like it could be the variety ‘Guacamole’, but there are so many hosta varieties out there it is hard to know for sure.)
A swallowtail butterfly visits the ‘Millenium’ allium (Allium ‘Millenium’, Zones 5–8).
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