By Kim Charles

Halloween Fairy Garden


North Carolina garden highlights from Nicole King.

"This was a rewarding year, with several new projects around the yard.  Last fall's addition of nine Sunshine ligustrums and distribution of existing Becky shasta daisies and coneflowers in our mixed perennial/shrub/conifer berm yielded a more unified and colorful appearance this year along the road.  Three side-planted baskets perched on 6 foot posts allowed the planting of colorful annuals that might have otherwise been deer treats.  Another project included building a hexagonal planter with a small frog pond in the center.  I had no idea that the cannas and elephant ears would grow so massive; I'm going to try to mulch them in-ground to overwinter (zone 7b).  Other photos include an overhead view from our second floor, crocosmia and a paper bush outside the back porch, Alabama Jubilee daylilies complimenting a solar owl, and a planting of pineapple lily and betony along the sidewalk.  I leave you with my most recent project, a Halloween Fairy Garden within an upcycled parts washer.  My kids weren't that impressed, but I'm enjoying it.  Happy Fall!"

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Crocosmia & Paper Bush

July Planter

Kinsman Planter

Planter with pond

Shasta Daisy

Alabama Jubilee Lily

Betony & Lily

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