Today we’re visiting Ruth Ann Mummey’s garden.
We moved to our farm, located outside the village of Sergeantsville, New Jersey, in 1995. We named it Bellsflower because we could hear the church bells in the garden. We have almost 100 acres, where we have hay fields, pastures for our pet Belted Galloway cows, and a small wholesale nursery where my husband grows American holly and assorted shrubs for the trade.
The gardens evolved and grew with plant division and obsessive plant lust every time I passed a garden center. Crape myrtles (Lagerstroemia, Zones 6–9) came first because I admired their beauty. Somehow they are still here and thriving in our Zone 6 location. Because there are so many beds, ground covers became a foundation to build with; hence, moss phlox (Phlox subulata, Zones 3–9) covers a large area, welcoming the spring.
My passion is for flowering perennials, hydrangeas, hosta, heuchera, sedum, crape myrtles, flowering bulbs, and on and on. I just put down a catalog because we are in isolation, but plants can be delivered!
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