Here’s a nice shade combination: Rhododenron and Virginia Sweetspire. Bloom time is late April into early May.
The White Garden in spring, with hyacinths and pansies. Fragrance on the porch.
‘Steel Magnolias’ in Suwanee, Georgia. (Actually: ‘Star Magnolia’ but I’m switching it around today to suit the steely sky.)
Edgeworthia (Paperbush). Every spring, I go back and visit some of my favorite clients. This spring, at Mr. Edward’s home, the Paperbushes are more spectacular than they have ever been before. I planted these about six years ago, and they are now 8’ tall. Immensely fragrant, the butter-yellow flower clusters appear en masse before the leaves emerge later in the month.
A life with love will have some thorns, but a life without love will have no roses.
It’s almost December and ‘Leslie Ann’ Camellia sasanqua is still showing off her shell pink fragrance. Positively shameless.
We are planting a collection of these deciduous Azaleas, which bloom late winter to mid-spring. An excellent choice for woodland gardens: fragrant and deer resistant.
Tea Olive: one of the best shrubs for the garden. Blooming in September and massed with fragrant orange flowers all along the stems. It is deer proof, evergreen, pest & disease resistant. This is one of those must-haves for the garden.