By Kim Charles

Part 1: Sue Chamberlain of Lookout Mountain, Tennessee showcases her unique and beautiful elevated gardens.

"It’s an old-fashioned small cottage garden on the edge of Lookout Mountain, Tennessee. With lots of elevation challenges, the garden may appear larger

because of the staggering of plants and fountains.  It’s view is also seen from the living room above, so the "bone/structure" of the garden design is 

enjoyed at many levels.  Lots of perennials and natives, with oh so many moveable containers for “instant decor”. May and June are ideal times on 

Lookout Mountain, with lots of digitalis, iris, azalea, and then the hydrangeas, phlox, daisies, and oriental lilies arrive.


Before an interior room was painted or remodeled, the first thing we did was to totally create a garden area…beginning with bringing in the best dirt!"


(I have a numerous collection of great photos from Sue, so stay tuned for part 2 of this post tomorrow) 


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Four quadrants of trees

Side view of bench and hydrangeas

Myrtle trees

Climbing roses on pergola

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