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Garden Photo of the Day

Visiting a Virginia Garden

Blooms, bees, and beauty

Today’s photos come from Crystal Detamore and her garden in Virginia.

dark-leaved heuchera hybridThis is a lovely dark-leaved heuchera hybrid. Though hardy to a wide range of climates, hybrid heucheras can be short lived in Southern gardens. To get the most out of them, ensure they have good drainage.

lavender catmintRepeated clumps of lavender catmint (Nepeta × faassenii, Zones 3–8) pull this beautiful scene together and draw your eye to the focal point in the distance.

Ornamental onionsBeautiful and pest resistant, these ornamental onions (Allium cristophii, Zones 4–8) are beginning to bloom.

Though rabbit and deer don’t like ornamental onions, bees certainly do!

A cloud of lavender catmint complements a rose bush.

Looking out at the garden over the flowers of an oakleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia, Zones 5–9).

bearded irisDewdrops on the voluptuous petals of a bearded iris (Iris hybrid, Zones 3–8).

catmintCloseup of a honeybee stopping by some catmint flowers for a little snack.


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    treasuresmom 07/03/2020

    All so very lovely!

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    SimpleSue 07/03/2020

    Oh I just love the photo/scene titled "Repeated clumps of lavender catmint"...so simplistic and serene!
    It's like a "formal woodland" garden!
    I'm not on Instagram but I liked what I could see there too of your garden!
    Thanks for sharing!

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      SimpleSue 07/03/2020

      ps...so pretty I saved it!

  3. cheryl_c 07/03/2020

    I love your purple iris, your allium (both!) and the fabulous view across the tops of your oak leaf hydrangeas and boxwoods - what a great combination!

  4. BTucker9675 07/03/2020

    Oh, that purple iris.... what a lovely garden!

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