Spring in Lena’s Garden – FineGardening
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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 recently retired from medical practice and now I have more time to do what I love.
This spring’s color show was really something special!
This first photo is my snowball viburnum (Viburnum plicatum, zones 3–8). It got a little too big so I’ll try to prune it back after it has bloomed.
Next up is a ‘George L. Taber’ azalea (Rhododendron ‘George L. Taber’, Zones 7–9), one of my favorites. This is one of the southern indica species of azaleas that has large flowers for an azalea and great displays.
This Lady Banks rose (Rosa Banksiae ‘Lutea’, Zones 7-10) has climbed to the top of the house. Lady Banks is an almost thornless climbing rose.
And more azaleas, because what would a southern garden be without azaleas?
Redbud ‘Forest Pansy’ (Cercis canadensis ‘Forest Pansy’, Zones 5–9) with the sun shining through the leaves.
A beautiful azalea with double flowers that show off extra layers of petals for even more color.
The Columbine ‘Winky Double’ (Aquilegia ‘Winky Double’, Zones 4–8) has double flowers, a compact habit and upward-pointing flowers.
A white clematis (clematis, early large-flowered group, zones 4–10) stands in front of a blue scaevola (Scaevola aemula, zones 10–11 or as annual).
The pink climbing rose ‘Zéphirine Drouhin’ (zones 5–9) has fragrant flowers and almost thornless stems.
Rosa ‘Fourth of July’ (zones 5–9) is a climbing rose with striped red and white flowers, each with a different pattern.
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