Avoid Invasives: Plant This, Not That
An alternative to the invasive Chinese Privet, Abelia (Abelia x Grandiflora) can be easily shaped into a 3- to 6-foot-tall hedge that blooms in summer with fragrant white flowers. Grows well in zone 5-9 in full sun to partial shade. | Photo: Doreen Wynja | thisoldhouse.com
FLORA GRUBB GARDENS
Dinner-plate dahlias; eucalyptus pods and blooms; some ferns and liquidambar; abelia; some locally grown orchids; garden roses, antique hydrangea; succulents and tillandsias; passiflora and Boston ivy for the large altarpiece bouquets; even a little bit of coleus and begonia. Flora Grubb designs.