WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Many of the gardens featured on this year's Azalea Garden Tour have been blooming for years, but one of the stops on Country Club Road is a little different.
Robert and Alicia Keith's garden is a newer garden, but its plants are antiques. Within their garden at 1633 Country Club Rd. you will find older cherry and oak trees draped over established azaleas and roses that are just days away from flowering.
As Azalea Garden Chair Rebecca Philpott explains, everything featured within the manicured garden has its own home, with flowers purposely placed to accent other plants.
"They will notice the clean lines and the plantings, and how plants are grouped together," Philpott says. "The same plants are grouped together, and they also have contrasting plants. They have roses in front of dark green shrubs in the back."
The Keiths built their home in 2008, and spruced up the garden in 2010. It is a combination of young and old, and even features an herb collection. Click here for more information on the Azalea Garden Tour.