September 18, 2021

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2020 Wasn’t All Bad in Wendy’s Garden

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Today we’re in Pennsylvania visiting with Wendy Quereau.

I hope everyone enjoys some glimpses of warmer days enjoyed in 2020 here in Wayne, Pennsylvania. Happy gardening everyone! Here’s to many horticultural successes in 2021!

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsHardy hibiscus (Hibiscus ‘Airbrush Effect’, Zones 4–9) are hybrids of species native to North America and bring huge, tropical-looking flowers to cold climates. As a bonus, they are relatively (though not completely) deer resistant. Just watch out for Japanese beetles, which love to snack on them.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsThis ornamental pepper (Capsicum annuum, annual) and winter pansy (Viola × wittrockiana, cool season annual) combo lasted from early October through mid-December.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsNot only does this species of peony (Paeonia obovata, Zones 5–8) have incredibly beautiful seed heads, but it is also one of the peonies that will grow and bloom best in shaded conditions. Most traditional peonies prefer full sun.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsAnother long-lasting fall container combo.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsIn an attempt to establish a woodland garden 40 years ago, I put in my very first planting of hosta (Note: it looks like it might be the variety Hosta ‘Francee’, Zones 3–9). This planting started as a lucky, not yet wilted, freebie spotted in a neighborhood trash can that was enough for an instant drift.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsNewly planted woodlander, an Asian mayapple (Podophyllum ‘Spotty Dotty’, Zones 6–9).

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsI still love the vigor and constant color of a mandevilla (Mandevilla hybrid, Zones 9–10 or as annual), no matter how common it is. I refuse to be a plant snob!

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