I belong to a great group of home and garden bloggers. One of those bloggers is Beth Billstrom who writes at More than Oregano.
She features a new garden each week, and week 12 is me! When I read the other posts, I realize how varied these gardens are and it doesn’t matter if you have 10 acres, or an apartment balcony, the urge to garden can’t be squelched.
I garden in North Georgia, zone 7. We have 4 acres, but only about 1 acre is our yard and garden, the rest being in woods. Both our front and back yard get 6-8 hours of sun, so sun loving plants are a must.
If I had to describe my style, I would definitely say informal! My love of flea markets, and flea market finds are expressed in my garden.
Geraniums, moss rose, zinnias, and verbena are great choices for my junk containers, and can tolerate the heat and humidity we have in the south.
Over the last year or two, I have developed a real fondness for succulents. Hens and chicks are perfect for our weather and seem to not only survive, but thrive in this weather.
Shade loving plants such as ferns, have to be tucked under the river birch tree beside our driveway.
Last year I completed a bee keeping class at our local Agricultural Extension Service.
So, I planted several bee friendly perennials including
and Echinachea or Coneflower
Rudbeckia, purple coneflowers, and Stella de Oro lily are included in my perennial garden.
I hope you enjoyed the tour and again, want to thank Beth for asking me to be a part of it.