Clematis and carnivores in Carol’s garden

At present we’re visiting Carol Lim, who does gardening in Hendersonville, North Carolina, the place she grows some stunning and strange vegetation.

close-up of a pitcher plant in a swamp container with small tree behindSaracenia ‘Daina’s Delight’ (pitcher plant, Zones 5–9) is within the massive swamp container, with a seedling of prunus ‘Bonfire’ (Zones 5–8) within the background. I introduced the 2 swamp container gardens from Pennsylvania in 2009 once I moved to North Carolina. I had some directions from a North American Society of Rock Gardens group led by Larry Mellichamp the place we made a swampy backyard.

close-up of carnivorous plants in a swamp containerThe colourful leaves of carnivorous vegetation appeal to bugs, that are captured and supply vitamins to the plant. The flowers rise above the leaves to draw pollinators for a much less harmful interplay.

swallowtail butterfly resting on pitcher plantA swallowtail butterfly rests on amazingly colourful pitcher plant leaves. Don’t be concerned, the butterfly is simply too huge to be trapped by the jars.

close-up of pink flowers Clematis texensisI even have an in depth assortment of native Clematis. That is it clematis texensis (Zones 4–8).

close-up of dark pink Clematis viorna flowerone other native Clematis, clematis viorna (Zones 4–9)

close-up of purple and pink native clematisRight here it’s clematis texensis rising up with C. versicolor (Zones 5–9). I additionally develop C. carrizoensis, C. ochroleuca, It’s C. pitcheri. And I’ve some hybrids from people who I sowed within the backyard.

close-up of Carol Lim Purple Clematisclematis ‘Carol Lim’ was named after me and registered with the RHS by Roger Van Loon, a good friend in Belgium.

large purple clemantis growing around tree branch garden structureA hybrid of large-flowered clematis

Pink Penstemon flowers next to yellow foxglovepink flowers from penstemon smallii (Zones 5–8) with a yellow foxglove (Digitalis grandiflora, Zones 3–8)

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