Saturday, August 18, 2012

A Northerner's "Southern" Garden



The sun is HOT and the we often go long periods without rain.  My husband is a flower lover, and has had to make do with flowering bushes, grasses (which he doesn't like but I LOVE) and very hardy flowers.


We have tried to keep it as natural as possible.


This year he added a few flowers in hopes the deer would leave them alone; so far, so good.  We live in a heavily wooded area and actually had to chop a few old trees down in order to get light on the flower bed.  (Some in our neighborhood were quite upset, but there are still plenty of trees!


The Crape Myrtle needs to be trimmed way back, but we will do this in the fall.  My husband longs for his lush perennial northern flower garden, but I think he is off to a good start.


I was inspired to post this after reading "Recollections of a Vagabonde's blog".  She usually travels and shares her experiences and remembrances, but today she shared her back yard.  

9 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i LOVE grasses, too! those are beautiful!

Susie Clevenger said...

What a beautiful backyard.

Margaret said...

Thanks. This is our frontward. The back is a real work in progress, heavily wooded. We hope the planting we did this year with flowering bushes and such will take root and grow next year.

Fireblossom said...

I love black-eyed susans. They're one of my very favorites: simple, bright, almost weedy. Like me, lol.

Lisa Gordon said...

Your gardens look wonderful Margaret, in spite of the heat. It was a hot summer here too, with way too little rain. Luckily, things have cooled off some. Felt so sorry for my flowers this year. :-(

Happy Sunday to you!
xo.

Elise Ann Wormuth said...

Your garden looks lovely -- I love the grasses too --

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

Beautiful photos!

Ginnie said...

I'll be heading over to Vagabonde's post soon but I LOVE what you've shown of your yard/garden. WOW!

Brian Miller said...

ooo....i like....i like the natural look as well...my how your garden grows....smiles.