|Cornus florida: it won’t survive in my cold garden (br-r-r)|
North Hatley, Quebec, is cold in winter. Temperatures drop regularly to -20C (or four degrees below zero in Fahrenheit, if you think F rather than C.) Temperatures don’t do that in Richmond, Virginia. So choosing familiar plants became a challenge. The magnolias I was familiar with, those evergreen ones with big leathery leaves, were out of the question. So was the dogwood that is Virginia’s state flower.
|Geranium and lady’s mantle in the Lower Garden|
|Magnolia blooming in the Lower Garden|
|Jeffersonia diphylla: my special plant|