Visit to Teresa’s garden and arboretum

Yesterday, Teresa Watkins, who gardens in Hot Zone 9b, shared her visit with her husband’s family in Massachusetts. Today she’s still touring the north and shares these beautiful pictures from her visit to the Blithewold Garden and Arboretum in Bristol, Rhode Island. The circular entrance known as the Moon Gate is a traditional feature of …

A warm climate gardener visits the north

Today’s photos are from Teresa Watkins. I live in Tropical Garden Zone 9b and am always excited to visit my husband’s family in Taunton, Massachusetts to be the envy of their gardens in Zone 6b. This year’s weeklong family reunion celebrated niece Kelly’s 18-month wedding, delayed by the pandemic, with several outings. My sister-in-law Jackie …

Beautiful hydrangeas for every garden

There is perhaps no flower more iconic than the hydrangea. Be it the massive flowers of the Bigleaf varieties (Hydrangea macrophylla and cvs., zones 5–9) or the interesting star-shaped flowers of the mountain types (H. serrata and cvs., zones 6–9), hydrangeas add drama to the garden like no other plant. However, not all hydrangeas are …

Midsummer in Carla’s Garden – FineGardening

Today we’re going to Malvern, Pennsylvania with Carla Z. Mudry. Midsummer has reached my garden and I am in love with the uproar of textures, colors and scents. It’s a dizzying series and so soul-satisfying to me. The summer colors are amazing, and it’s worth all of the digging, weeding, planting, and trimming just to …