By: Kim Charles

Hardy begonia

Jeff Calton from Tennessee shares his plant knowledge by helping out at a couple's nearby garden.

"I worked at a new place today, owned by Kathy and Larry Wagner, true gardeners! It was my first visit assisting them in cleaning out beds that have become overgrown. They have gardened here for 50 years and have cool and unusual plants at every turn. The outside areas are filled with plants and pending projects. Through every window, you can see plants inside the house as well. There is a greenhouse in the back, along with an indoor pool that holds even more plants. They are without a doubt, the nicest people and are a complete joy to work with. Kathy did want me to mention, that those are not their normal gardening clothes; they had just returned from an engagement. I will be working here again tomorrow, no idea what I may find!"

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Cedrus over the pond

Fantail willow

Maidenhair ferns

Pitcher plants


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Kathy and Larry Wagner

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