Today’s photos are from Beate in Brandon, Vermont.
Hello, I moved to Vermont from Virginia in 2019 and started to establish a new garden on a mostly empty 3/4-acre lot.
The garden is very wet, so I have had to adjust to many new growing conditions. I have a mix of native and cultivated plants including hardy roses, hydrangeas, and hibiscus. I fill in empty spots with annuals in pots and in the ground as the trees, shrubs, and perennials have time to grow and fill in.
It is an ongoing project, and I have many plans for expansion and eliminating more lawn.
Containers overflowing with flowers make this patio a magical place to sit and enjoy the summer.
A beautiful climbing rose transforms this fence with a cascade of flowers.
A green bench is tucked in the flowers, with a hardy hibiscus (Hibiscus syriacus, Zones 5–9) blooming to the left and a smooth hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens, Zones 3–9) tumbling over the back and side of the bench.
Crisp grass paths make a great contrast to the rich lushness of the full borders.
It’s hard to beat the beauty of a perfect rose.
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