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Hydrangeas, Daylilies, and Extra in Virginia – FineGardening


Right now we’re visiting Teresa Maxey’s backyard in Chester, Virginia.

I’ve been an avid gardener for greater than 40 years. I began this backyard from scratch 21 years in the past. I first marked off the periphery beds and left the center open for my son to play baseball and lacrosse. As he acquired older I added the island beds. I’ve many sorts of perennials, however my hydrangeas are my absolute favourite. My husband loves to present backyard excursions!

Broad view of the backyard, exhibiting the island beds that Teresa created because the garden was not wanted as a play space for her son.

blue hydrangeasUnimaginable wealthy, deep blue hydrangeas (Hydrangea macrophylla, Zones 5–9). The bluest hydrangeas consequence from the mix of the suitable varieties and an acidic soil. Clearly these are very blissful!

dayliliesHeat daylily (Hemerocallis hybrids, Zones 4–9) blooms dominate this part of the backyard.

Wanting throughout the backyard to an enormous rhododendron in full, spectacular bloom.

A cute little backyard resident made out of pots rests subsequent to a rose bush in full bloom, with blooming amaryllis (Hippeastrum hybrids) at its toes. Although amaryllis are often bought to develop and bloom indoors, there are fairly a number of varieties which can be truly hardy outdoors in Zones 7 and hotter.

It’s simple to see why Teresa’s husband loves giving excursions of this lovely backyard!

white Bigleaf hydrangeasBigleaf hydrangeas don’t simply are available in shades of pink or blue. These are flowering in crisp white.

Daylilies within the foreground, with the blue of the hydrangeas within the distance.

PaeoniaPeonies exhibiting off as solely peonies can! (Paeonia hybrid, Zones 3–8)


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