BEAUTY IN THE FRIDGE

Lena’s Garden in Summer

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Today we’re revisiting Lena White’s North Carolina garden.

I submitted photos of my spring favorites (Spring in Lena’s Garden), and summer has brought lots of heat to North Carolina as well as many other parts of the country. Even so, there’s been lots of early morning gardening and lots of color and joy, for which I am most grateful.

garden bed with mixed plants and succulent turtleMy ‘turtle’ project among the snapdragons (Antirrhinum majus, annual) and salvias (Salvia hybrids). He is planted with succulents.

garden shed surrounded by plantsMy shed with surrounding beds

view of garden from above, with arbor and bird bath‘White New Dawn’ rose (Rosa ‘White New Dawn’, Zones 5–10) on the arbor

view of garden through fence gateAnother view of the arbor

raised garden beds seen through upstairs windowRaised bed for vegetables

orange daylily with light pink phloxDaylily (Hemerocallis hybrid, Zones 4–9) and phlox (Phlox paniculata, Zones 4–8). Daylilies are brilliant, and since each flower only lasts one day, they deserve to be seen and celebrated.

garden shed viewed from aboveAnother view of the shed

colorful bird bath surrounded by plantsThis birdbath was made with an upside-down terra-cotta pot, an old table leg, and a porcelain bowl.

pink Stargazer lilyStargazer lily (Lilium ‘Stargazer’, Zones 4–9) has an amazing sweet-smelling fragrance.

group of plants with green and pink foliageA beautiful mass of caladiums (Caladium, Zones 9–11 or as a tender bulb), each with different patterns and colors. A few coleus (Solenostemon scutellarioides, Zones 10–11 or as an annual) add to the diversity of color.

various vegetables just harvestedJust one day’s harvest from the raised vegetable beds.

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