Clematis and carnivores in Carroll’s garden



Today we’re catching up with Carol Lim, a gardener in Hendersonville, North Carolina, where she grows some beautiful and unusual plants.

Enclosing a pitcher plant in a bog container with a small tree behind it.Saracenia ‘Daina’s Delight’ (wedge plant, zones 5-9) in a large bog container, with one plant Provence ‘Bonfire’ (zones 5-8) in background. I brought two bog container gardens from Pennsylvania in 2009 when I moved to North Carolina. I got some instructions from one. North American Rock Garden Society The group was led by Larry Melichamp where we created a bog garden.

Enclosing pitcher plants in a bog containerThe colorful leaves of pitcher plants attract insects, which are captured and then provide nutrients to the plant. Flowers rise above the leaves to attract pollinators for a less risky interaction.

Swallowtail butterfly resting on a pitcher plant.A swallowtail butterfly rests on the leaves of an incredibly colorful pitcher plant. Don’t worry—the butterfly is too big to get caught in the pitcher.

Close up of pink Clematis taxensis flowersI also have an extensive collection of local. Clematis. This is the place Clematis texensis (Zones 4-8).

Close up of deep pink clematis viverna flowerAnother native Clematis, Clematis viorna (Zones 4-9)

Close-up of purple and pink native clematishere is Clematis texensis growing with C. versicolor (Zones 5-9). I grow too. C. carrizoensis, C. ochroleuca, And C. Pitcher. And I have some of these hybrids that have self-sown in the garden..

Close up of purple clematis Carol LimClematis ‘Carol Lim’ was named for me and registered with the RHS by a friend Roger van Loon in Belgium.

Large purple clementines growing around a garden structure of tree branchesA large-flowered clematis hybrid

Pink penstemon flowers with yellow foxglovePink flowers Penstemon smallii (Zones 5-8) with yellow foxgloves (Digital Grandiflora, zones 3-8).

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