Today we’re catching up with Carol Lim, a gardener in Hendersonville, North Carolina, where she grows some beautiful and unusual plants.
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.
The 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.
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.
I also have an extensive collection of local. Clematis. This is the place Clematis texensis (Zones 4-8).
Another native Clematis, Clematis viorna (Zones 4-9)
here 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..
Clematis ‘Carol Lim’ was named for me and registered with the RHS by a friend Roger van Loon in Belgium.
A large-flowered clematis hybrid
Pink flowers Penstemon smallii (Zones 5-8) with yellow foxgloves (Digital Grandiflora, zones 3-8).
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