As we continue the tour of our garden, you will notice how the bearded iris are really at their peak. Only a day or two from now, we will need to start dead heading the spent blossoms and beginning to notice the sage growing up from between their leaves to replace these iris beds.
Next you will notice the Kousa dogwood showing its bracts, but not as white as they will get as they mature. Kousa dogwood bears its bracts after leafing out, unlike the florida dogwood which first opens its bracts and then leafs out.
The snow ball viburnum are so heavily laden with blooms that the branches are sagging down and making the overall plant look even fatter!
Oh, here are more bearded iris, this time two toned light and dark purple.
Finally, we come to the oldest bush in our collection, a 35 year old rhododendron.
Come back soon, and as the season progresses, there will be more to see and smell! Anyone who wants a cutting or root, let me know, and we’ll dig it now, before you leave!
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