Thursday, June 18, 2015

Scenes from Havenwood, June 2015

The Rose Garden at just 9 months old.
Welcome to Pennsylvania in June! Flowers are popping out every moment, so it is hard to even keep up with seeing what is new, let alone sharing it. (Though I have been doing a better job on Instagram / Twitter !) These are the days when every walk through the garden reveals new delights... everything growing like crazy.

This is RHS testing week for me, so I am busy reviewing my list of 300 plants that I am supposed to know backwards & forwards. :) But I could not let this week get away without share a little of what is blooming here at our new garden, Havenwood....

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Magnolia 'Butterflies'

Magnolia acuminata x denudata 'Butterflies'
This was our first year with the lovely, lemon-oil scented, Magnolia 'Butterflies' at the edge of our Woodland garden. Even though we had another very cold winter, its buds outlasted it and came out on our sunny days in April.

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Shade Garden Treasures for Spring

Yellow Rhododendron 'Capistrano' with Japanese Forest grass (Hakonechloa macra aureola) in the Woodland at Havenwood.
One of the first things I often hear from people who love gardens, is that they cannot have flowers as they "have shade." But there are so many wonderful plants for the shade! Plants for dry shade and for damp shade. Here are just a few that have been blooming in our shade gardens in Pennsylvania...

Friday, May 15, 2015

The Rose Garden in May at Havenwood

Tulips in the Rose Garden this week with Magnolia stellata.
Welcome to the first year for our new gardens at Havenwood!

I have been working very hard lately getting all of our these new beds weeded and mulched for their first spring show, working on new garden designs for local clients, as well as finishing up my studies for the RHS Level 2 tests this June.  We have been having a hot, hot spring. So there has also been need for lots of watering and the plants are shooting ahead in growth... And there were 13 roses, 6 boxwood, 6 fruit trees, 6 birch trees and a hornbeam hedge that went in too!

While I put my feet up & have some mint ice cream, I hope you enjoy having a look around... :)

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