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Fall in North Carolina – FineGardening


At present we’re visiting with Robin Sams, who has been gardening on this property in northeastern North Carolina for 10 years.

CleomeI planted these cleomes (Cleome hassleriana, annual) and zinnias (Zinnia elegans, annual) from seed after my many daffodils completed dying again. I hope they reseed subsequent yr. (Word: To encourage annuals to self-sow, restrict the quantity of mulch you employ in areas the place you’d like them to seed till the seedlings are up and rising.)

Swamp sunflowerA pal gave me this swamp sunflower (Helianthus angustifolius, Zones 5–9), a local perennial.

water gardenNative water lilies (Nymphaea odorata, Zones 4–11) and Siberian iris (Iris sibirica hybrid, Zones 3–8). I planted the water lilies myself.

Encore azaleasEncore azaleas (Rhododendron hybrid, Encore group, Zones 7–10) blooming once more within the fall.

garden under pine treesPrevious pines, nandina (Nandina domestica, Zones 6–9), hydrangeas, azaleas, and extra.

WinterberryWinterberry (Ilex verticillata, Zones 3–9) loaded with pink berries. (Word: This native holly is deciduous, so the leaves drop off to showcase the berries much more dramatically by means of the winter.)

garden by waterSwamp sunflower, Mexican heather (Salvia leucantha, Zones 7–10), gaura (Gaura lindheimeri, Zones 5–9), and pansies (Viola × wittrockiana, cool-season annual).

Mexican heatherMexican heather contrasts properly with tall swamp sunflowers.

tea rose Full SailThe white hybrid tea rose ‘Full Sail’ and others in shades of pink.


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