The Asian Influence in My Garden

by Donald W. Hyatt


Frontyard Dogwoods
Looking into the front yard: Dogwoods and azaleas

In my yard which is located in the northern Virginia suburbs of Washington D.C., plants from practically every corner of the globe grow side by side with native trees and wildflowers. Of course, the structure of my landscape is formed of native dogwoods, oak trees, hemlocks, and wildflowers which were either on the property when my parents built the family home in 1951 or transplanted from the wild before builders cleared neighboring land. But when I stroll among the other treasures that have joined the garden over the past 45 years, I am really impressed with the prominent Asian heritage of my favorite things, especially the rhododendrons and azaleas. Most of my very best plants are either species or hybrids of direct Asian descent.

Garden Scene
Late Afternoon
Garden in early spring: native Phlox divaricata, rhododendrons, azaleas, and dogwoods.
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The Asian Influence in My Garden

Directory of Pages:
  1. Introduction
  2. Asian Rhododendron Species
  3. Evergreen Azaleas
  4. Deciduous Azaleas

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