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We’re visiting Moyra Bunger’s garden today.

I live near Syracuse, New York, on the banks of Limestone Creek. I’ve lived here for 34 years and have enjoyed turning the property from a blank slate to a garden I love. I spent many hours hauling limestone rocks from the creek to edge my gardens, and built low walls to raise some gardens up a bit. We get lots of wildlife here, so I have to fence my vegetable garden, but otherwise I try to plant things the deer don’t really care to eat.

kousa dogwood tree in bloomCheck out this overwhelming floral display from a kousa dogwood (Cornus kousa, Zones 5–9). Kousa dogwoods can be less impressive when young, but as they get huge and mature like this, they are hard to beat.

close up of yellow peony with purple geraniumsBeautiful pairing of a peony (looks like Paeonia ‘Bartzella’, Zones 4–8) with a purple hardy geranium (Geranium sp.)

garden bed with orange and purple flowers on a foggy dayMagical foggy view of the garden, with butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa, Zones 5–9) glowing in the dim light

close up of lacecap hydrangea with purple flowersThis stunning lacecap hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla, Zones 5–9) is in full bloom. It’s hard to beat hydrangeas for floral display when they are happy.

dog sitting in driveway lined with various plants and flowersThe front garden is overflowing with flowers. I’m sure the dog does its best to keep the deer away.

 

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