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.
Very large, very old azaleas (Rhododendron hybrids, Zones 5–9) fill the space with spring color.
These love lies bleeding (Amaranthus caudatus, annual) were planted from heirloom seeds. Something ate the leaves, but the plant survived and flowered.
The 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 Anne’s lace stems make a simple, beautiful bouquet.
Look at these awesome large blackberries (Rubus hybrid, Zones 5–8)!
This 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.
Have a garden you’d like to share?
Have photos to share? We’d love to see your garden, a particular collection of plants you love, or a wonderful garden you had the chance to visit!
To submit, send 5-10 photos to [email protected] along with some information about the plants in the pictures and where you took the photos. We’d love to hear where you are located, how long you’ve been gardening, successes you are proud of, failures you learned from, hopes for the future, favorite plants, or funny stories from your garden.
Do you receive the GPOD by email yet? Sign up here.