Beauties in Carol’s Garden – FineGardening

We recently visited Carol’s winter garden in Hendersonville, North Carolina (Carol’s Winter Garden) and today we’re headed back to see more of her beauties. Carol’s been gardening here since 2009, and the garden has evolved and matured in beautiful ways in that time.

The tree with the small yellow flowers by the bridge in this picture is Cornus officinalis (Zone 5 – 8). Amazingly, Carol grew this tree from seed she collected at Longwood Gardens where she completed their certificate courses for gardeners.

large Juniperus rigida conifer next to house

Another incredible seed-grown tree – this one is Juniperus rigida (Zone 5 – 7) which is a beautiful specimen, and Carol says is one of the prickliest conifers she’s ever known.,

close up of bright purple crocuses

Early-blooming crocuses (Zone 3 – 8) are beautiful… and a honeybee has come by to get some early nectar and pollen.

close up of pink and white hellebore flowers

Hellebore (Helleborus hybrids, Zone 4 – 8) start so early, and the blooms last a very long time in the cool temperatures of spring.

close up of dark purple hellebore flower

Hellebores come in a wide color range… this particularly dark on is incredible.

close up of snowdrops

A big clump of the stunning snowdrop Galanthus ‘Primrose Walburg’ (Zone 3 – 8) with yellow ovaries and spots on the inner petals to add extra color and beauty.


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