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Jeff’s summertime garden in Tennessee, Day 2

Welcome back to Day 2 of Jeff’s garden in Tennessee, where he’s showing us all of the goodies that are growing like gangbusters in his garden.

In case you missed it, here’s what he said yesterday: “I do a walkabout every day to check out what is going on in the garden and the changes from the day before…sometimes good changes and sometimes not so much. Yes, I have too much “stuff” but I do enjoy growing it all and seeing how it performs here in the hills of Tennessee.

I don’t have many wide angle shots for two reasons: lately i’m focusing on the flowers, colors, and textures, and I can’t seem to get everything done all at the same time for photos. The grass always seems to grow too fast and I can’t keep up!”

So much stuff to see!! Jeff, keep sending in updates!

—–Keep sending in photos of your garden, everyone! Without you, the GPOD wouldn’t exist! Join the fun and let us all see what you’re doing in your garden this year.—–

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  1. schatzi 06/25/2014

    Gorgeous, as usual, Jeff, especially the sedums and that white lily - yum! Your garden is heavenly and I know it takes a lot of work to keep it that way, in addition to all your other gardening endeavors. Love all the pictures.

  2. perenniallycrazy 06/25/2014

    Still amazed by all your plant varieties Jeff! What are the plants with the chartreuse foliage in the first photo? If those are Lime Rickey Heucheras, please share your growing secrets. Had trouble growing those and the orange ones. I am told by the nursery staff that only the purples and darker green ones do well in the garden while the orange and chartreuse ones fare better in containers.

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    meander_michaele 06/25/2014

    Ok, Jeff, add Peruvian Daffodil envy to my list of things of yours I covet. I have a few strappy leaves coming up where I planted the gloriously healthy pot you gave me. Now I'm rethinking whether or not I should have left them to winter in the ground. Anyway, yours look beautiful as does everything else in the photos you shared.

  4. Meelianthus 06/25/2014

    Hello Jeff ~ Day 2 in your garden is such a visual treat - again. I love the field of Saxifraga. Is it growing right in the sun? It is so full and lush, mine never really fills out so much. Your pots are amazing and I love the lush green sweep of you lawn/gardens. Thanks for sharing again.

  5. GrannyMay 06/25/2014

    Lovely! Jeff, there are always things in your garden that surprise and delight! When I see your wonderful collection of succulents, both in containers and in the ground, it is hard to keep from being envious. I know I have no place to grow such beauties - but I want them anyway! And all the rest of your garden too!

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    Tim_Zone_Denial_Vojt 06/25/2014

    "If you look hard enough, there's always an agave."

    1. user-1020932 06/25/2014

      tim , i submitted that photo JUST for you

  7. huskerpower 06/25/2014

    can anyone tell me the name of the plants in the photo of day 2, especially the flowering plant with the awesome veining on the leaves and wonderful small flowers

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      meander_michaele 06/25/2014

      I think it's a perennial groundcover called 'Strawberry Begonia'...they do look particularly enchanting with that froth of little white flowers hovering above those great leaves.

  8. GrannyCC 06/25/2014

    Thanks Jeff love it all. Keep sending pictures. We all have plant envy. Do you use fertilizer or do you just enrich the soil?

    1. user-1020932 06/26/2014

      thanks, GrannyCC, i use fertilizer in the containers (Osmocote) and in the beds i use Milorganite IF i remember. i'm lucky to have perfect soil here in the valley

  9. janeeliz 06/26/2014

    Oh yes, that Peruvian Daffodil is drop-dead gorgeous.. I LOVE your 1st photo. You have great contrast, color and texture in your garden as well as very cool sculptures. Those big green round fruits look luscious...not something we could grow in Maine tho fun to see.What are they?

    1. user-1020932 06/26/2014

      Jane, those are Meyers lemons

  10. greengenes 06/26/2014

    Wow! Jeff, its all so beautiful. Great job at having fun! I just got back from a road trip and saw these pics! Iam so glad I didn't miss them! I so like the fullness of your beds. Its all so pretty cool! Thanks for sharing with us! Happy gardening!

  11. GrannyCC 06/26/2014

    Thanks Jeff I too use Osmocote it is great.

  12. janetroseberger 06/30/2014

    What is the red spiky plant near the the contrasting colors!

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