Rhoda’s Pennsylvania Garden

Today we’re in southeastern Pennsylvania (Zone 6b) visiting Rhoda Molin’s beautiful spring garden.

white garden arbor covered in plantsAn arbor covered with the bright orange flowers of crossvine (Bignonia capreolata, Zones 5–9) welcomes you to explore the rest of the garden. Just visible in the foreground at the top is a single white bloom on a sweet bay magnolia (Magnolia virginiana, Zones 5–10) that fills the whole garden with its incredible scent.

foliage plants around a colorful container plantingTucked between rocks and backed up by the dark foliage of a Japanese maple (Acer palmatum, Zones 5–9), a white peony (Paeonia hybrid, Zones 3–8) looks incredible.

garden bed full of rosesRoses are loaded down with buds that promise a huge display to come.

pink rosesThe blooms of the first roses of the season are nodding under the weight of their abundant pink petals.

shrub with white flowers in the sunMock orange (Philadelphus species, Zones 4–8) is a shrub not commonly seen in gardens these days, but anyone who grows it is rewarded by clouds of incredibly fragrant white flowers in late spring.

large white flowers with yellow centersAnother view of these stunning white peonies. Single forms, like this, show off their yellow stamens and tend to stand up better on their own than the heavier double-flowered varieties.

shrub with large dark pink flowersA dark red, double-flowered peony shows off with over-the-top blooms that need a little help to hold themselves up.

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Published at Thu, 09 Jun 2022 03:00:01 -0400

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