Rita C. - Panoply
Rita C. - Panoply
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Garden Tour 2013 - Zone 7a (used to be 6!)


Here's an updated garden tour of my 10-year old landscape and its progressive blooms so far this year (2013), beginning in March until now (Aug) ....we were rated as Zone 7a by the USDA (Jan 2012), but the garden was originally planted for Zone 6. Enjoy the view.
Hyacinth (March)
Hyacinth (March)
Wintered-over pansies & emerging daffodils (mid-March)
Wintered-over pansies & emerging daffodils (mid-March)
PJM Rhododendrons, Daffodils (late March-April)
PJM Rhododendrons, Daffodils (late March-April)
Daffodils (late March- April)
Daffodils (late March- April)
Snowflake anemone (Mar-April)
Snowflake anemone (Mar-April)
Salvia (April)
Salvia (April)
Love-in-a-mist (April)
Love-in-a-mist (April)
Love-in-a-Mist
Love-in-a-Mist
Azaleas in bloom (late April)
Azaleas in bloom (late April)
Perennial geranium - April)
Perennial geranium - April)
Clematis (late May, early June)
Clematis (late May, early June)
Iris (early May)
Iris (early May)
Climbing roses (mid May, first flush), lavender at base
Climbing roses (mid May, first flush), lavender at base
Lavender (May-June, reblooms repeatedly through summer)
Lavender (May-June, reblooms repeatedly through summer)
Magnolia (June)
Magnolia (June)
Bee balm (June)
Bee balm (June)
Spirea (May-June)
Spirea (May-June)
Asiatic Lilies (May-June)
Asiatic Lilies (May-June)
Buttercups (early June)
Buttercups (early June)
Annuals, mid June:  Angelonia, Geranium, Ageratum, Vinca, Purple Queen (aka wandering jew)
Annuals, mid June: Angelonia, Geranium, Ageratum, Vinca, Purple Queen (aka wandering jew)
Front boxwoods, annuals
Front boxwoods, annuals
Annuals, first week of Aug
Annuals, first week of Aug
Rounding the corner, into the landscape (liriope edge, Kousa dogwood, azaleas viburnum & nandina in background)
Rounding the corner, into the landscape (liriope edge, Kousa dogwood, azaleas viburnum & nandina in background)
Landscape, from front angle at curve)
Landscape, from front angle at curve)
Landscape from front, right
Landscape from front, right
Landscape from back, left
Landscape from back, left
Landscape from front back, right
Landscape from front back, right
Landscape back, from 2nd floor
Landscape back, from 2nd floor
Bee Balm at Peak (June)
Bee Balm at Peak (June)
Hydrangeas at peak (June)
Hydrangeas at peak (June)
Weeping Cedar Atlas, specimen, in training :)
Weeping Cedar Atlas, specimen, in training :)
Counterclockwise, from top:  Hibiscus, Hydrangea, Hostas, Otto Luyken Laurel (back landscape) - July
Counterclockwise, from top: Hibiscus, Hydrangea, Hostas, Otto Luyken Laurel (back landscape) - July
Lord Baltimore Hibiscus
Lord Baltimore Hibiscus
Mature Hibiscus with Knockout Roses in foreground (this is in the front landscape)
Mature Hibiscus with Knockout Roses in foreground (this is in the front landscape)
Mandevilla, reaching for top of trellis (Early Aug)
Mandevilla, reaching for top of trellis (Early Aug)
Mandevilla (photo 2012 - late Sept)
Mandevilla (photo 2012 - late Sept)
Sunflower (mid-July)
Sunflower (mid-July)
Sunflower (late July)
Sunflower (late July)
Dwarf Butterfly, Knockout roses - Aug
Dwarf Butterfly, Knockout roses - Aug
Butterfly Bushes (tree-like variety, peak, Aug), spirea in foreground (looking shaggy)
Butterfly Bushes (tree-like variety, peak, Aug), spirea in foreground (looking shaggy)
Rudbeckia (black-eyed susan) - Aug
Rudbeckia (black-eyed susan) - Aug
Containers: Pentas, Potato vine, Dracena
Containers: Pentas, Potato vine, Dracena
Containers: Geranium, Alyssum, Lobelia, Dracena
Containers: Geranium, Alyssum, Lobelia, Dracena
Containers:  Purple Fountain grass, diamond frost, potato vine, heliotrope
Containers: Purple Fountain grass, diamond frost, potato vine, heliotrope
Early Sept - hibiscus, hosta, waning hydrangea
Early Sept - hibiscus, hosta, waning hydrangea
Sedum 'Autumn Joy' (foreground, mid-Sept), container & white vinca ground cover (background)
Sedum 'Autumn Joy' (foreground, mid-Sept), container & white vinca ground cover (background)
Purple asters (mid-September)
Purple asters (mid-September)
Riverbank tree canopy raised, early morning fog on river (mid-Sept)
Riverbank tree canopy raised, early morning fog on river (mid-Sept)
Hand-crafted moonglow glass globe on copper stem - landscape light accent
Hand-crafted moonglow glass globe on copper stem - landscape light accent
Rita C. - Panoply

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  • Maria Crawford
    on Sep 19, 2013

    This is beautiful! And the benches are a nice touch.

  • Rita C. - Panoply
    on Sep 19, 2013

    @Maria, thank you! I need to get some updated photos posted in the album - I take photos as the blooms change, angles of sun alter...until it's all put to bed. Glad you enjoyed it. :)

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