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Connie’s New Garden

You can take your plants with you when you move!

close up of light blue morning glory flowers

Today’s photos are from Connie Raines.

My garden is in Griffin, Georgia, one hour outside of Atlanta.

Many of my plants were relocated from my garden in Decatur, which is a city 15 minutes from Atlanta. I had a garden there for 36 years and dug up and transplanted two large truckloads of plants a little over two years ago. Almost everything survived and is thriving, even a 42-year-old azalea plant that was given to me in a small pot as a gift.

view of back garden with lots of flowering shrubsVery large, very old azaleas (Rhododendron hybrids, Zones 5–9) fill the space with spring color.

close up of love lies bleeding plantThese love lies bleeding (Amaranthus caudatus, annual) were planted from heirloom seeds. Something ate the leaves, but the plant survived and flowered.

close up of queen annes lace in a meadow gardenThe meadow was planted in back of the property, where a pine tree was cut down and the ground was tilled. Here, Queen Anne’s lace (Daucus carata, annual or biennial) blooms beautifully, with some purple flowers as well as the typical white.

queen annes lace flowers in a vaseQueen Anne’s lace stems make a simple, beautiful bouquet.

close up of blackberries in various stages of growthLook at these awesome large blackberries (Rubus hybrid, Zones 5–8)!

close up of light blue morning glory flowersThis morning glory (Ipomoea nil, annual) has delicate powder-blue flowers that shift to pink at their throat. Even better, this variety has white variegation on the leaves, so it provides beauty even in the afternoon when the flowers have faded.


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    simplesue 08/28/2023

    I totally understand packing up a garden and moving it! Good for you!
    Oh that gorgeous morning glory photo- just stunning! Perfect shading & coloring!

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    treasuresmom 08/28/2023

    Lots of work but turned out beautifully.

  3. btucker9675 08/28/2023

    Moving so many plants was a truly impressive feat and you are to be congratulated! I had so many that I would have brought from my garden in northern NJ, but we sold the house and moved in the winter and the ground was under over 6 feet of snow. Still makes me weepy to think of the plants I would have loved to bring! That bouquet of Queen Anne's lace is so lovely!

  4. margotnavarre 08/29/2023

    Thank your for sharing your beautiful pictures.

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