October 23, 2021

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Spring in Lena’s Garden

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Hello! My name is Lena White. I live in Charlotte, North Carolina. I’ve been gardening here for over 30 years. I’ve just recently retired from the practice of medicine, so now I have more time to spend doing what I love.

This spring’s show of color has been really special!

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsThis first photo is my Snowball viburnum (Viburnum plicatum, Zones 3–8). It has gotten a bit too tall, so I will try to trim it back after blooming.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsNext is a ‘George L. Taber’ azalea (Rhododendron ‘George L. Taber’, Zones 7–9), one of my favorites. This is one of the southern indica types of azaleas, which boast large flowers for an azalea and great displays.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsThis Lady Banks rose (Rosa banksiae ‘Lutea’, Zones 7–10) has climbed up to the top of the house. Lady Banks is a nearly thornless climbing rose.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsMore azaleas.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsAnd even more azaleas, because what would a Southern garden be without azaleas?

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc Blogs‘Forest Pansy’ redbud (Cercis canadensis ‘Forest Pansy’, Zones 5–9) with the sun shining through the leaves.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsA beautiful azalea with double flowers showing extra layers of petals for even more color.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc Blogs‘Winky Double’ columbine (Aquilegia ‘Winky Double’, Zones 4–8) has double flowers, a compact growth habit, and upward-facing blooms.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsA white clematis (Clematis, early large-flowered group, Zones 4–10) is positioned in front of a blue scaevola (Scaevola aemula, Zones 10–11 or as annual).

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsThe pink climbing rose ‘Zéphirine Drouhin’ (Zones 5–9) has fragrant flowers and nearly thornless stems.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsRosa ‘Fourth of July’ (Zones 5–9) is a climbing rose with striped red-and-white flowers, each one showing a different pattern.

Have a garden you’d like to share?

Have photos to share? We’d love to see your garden, a particular collection of plants you love, or a wonderful garden you had the chance to visit!

To submit, send 5-10 photos to [email protected] along with some information about the plants in the pictures and where you took the photos. We’d love to hear where you are located, how long you’ve been gardening, successes you are proud of, failures you learned from, hopes for the future, favorite plants, or funny stories from your garden.

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