Beauties in Carol’s Backyard – FineGardening

We lately visited Carol’s winter backyard in Hendersonville, North Carolina (Carol’s Winter Backyard) and right this moment we’re headed again to see extra of her beauties. Carol’s been gardening right here since 2009, and the backyard has developed and matured in stunning methods in that point.

small tree with yellow flowers next to wooden bench and bridge

The tree with the small yellow flowers by the bridge on this image is Cornus officinalis (Zone 5 – 8). Amazingly, Carol grew this tree from seed she collected at Longwood Gardens the place she accomplished their certificates programs for gardeners.

large Juniperus rigida conifer next to house

One other unbelievable seed-grown tree – this one is Juniperus rigida (Zone 5 – 7) which is a wonderful specimen, and Carol says is without doubt one of the prickliest conifers she’s ever identified.,

close up of bright purple crocuses

Early-blooming crocuses (Zone 3 – 8) are stunning… and a honeybee has come by to get some early nectar and pollen.

close up of pink and white hellebore flowers

Hellebore (Helleborus hybrids, Zone 4 – 8) begin so early, and the blooms final a really very long time within the cool temperatures of spring.

close up of dark purple hellebore flower

Hellebores are available a large colour vary… this notably darkish on is unbelievable.

close up of snowdrops

A giant clump of the beautiful snowdrop Galanthus ‘Primrose Walburg’ (Zone 3 – 8) with yellow ovaries and spots on the internal petals so as to add further colour and sweetness.


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