One of the gardens on the May 21, 2011 Garden Tour
Linda and Steve Edwards’ lovely Peachtree Corners garden is a welcome retreat. This certified National Wildlife Habitat is designed to have something blooming each season. Visitors enter the garden through an arbor draped with a living curtain of evergreen ‘Armandii’ Clematis. A flagstone path leads to a lawn surrounded by a lush perennial and shrub border. A stunning glazed ceramic fountain creates a beautiful focal point while soothing visitors with the sound of gurgling water. Beyond the lawn, a woodland garden awaits. Through plant rescues and many years of collecting, Linda has created a charming shady corner in her garden. A circular path leads past edgeworthia, bottlebrush buckeye, camellias, fothergilla, pieris, rhododendron, native azaleas and viburnum. Shade perennials such as epimedium, Japanese roof iris, native ginger, woodland poppies, native geranium and several varieties of hosta and fern provide a second layer. Spring ephemerals such as trillium, may apple, and native Solomon’s Seal grace the woodland garden for a fleeting moment before the heat of summer arrives. The real treat in this garden is the wonderful plant combinations of both perennials and annuals. Several gorgeous glazed ceramic containers are filled with creative displays of unusual annuals rarely found in nurseries.