Today’s photos are from Lynn Naquin.
This is my garden paradise in the coastal Mississippi city of Bay Saint Louis. We have about 1/2 acre, and it is filled to the brim.
The warm climate means that beautiful exotic plants like this bird of paradise (Strelitzia, Zones 9 –11) thrive. The unusual flower shape is to allow its pollinators—which are birds—to land on the flower and access the nectar.
This garden is a lush jungle, with plants tucked everywhere.
A hanging basket of petunias (Petunia hybrid, Zones 10–11 or as an annual) adds beauty to the swing.
Got an old wheelbarrow? Why not repurpose it as a planter? Cheery annuals give this barrow a new life.
Wall-mounted pots of gerbera daisies (Gerbera jamesonii, Zones 8–11 or as annuals) are a way to fit yet more plants into a limited space.
Lots of containers filled with plants, birdhouses, and an unusual centerpiece—an antique clawfoot tub—give a rustic charm to this section of the garden.
There is room for vegetables too, like these thriving celery plants.
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Your Bird of Paradise is amazing! I've only seen those grown as houseplants up north here and then years to bloom if they bloom at all.!
I admit I've never-ever seen celery anywhere except in the grocery store.
I like your "Bohemian Garden Style", all the birdhouses on top of each post, wash tubs filled with plants...I'd love to walk around here- your garden is wild and free and full of surprises!
Hi, Lynn. I really liked your colorful groups of petunias!
Love the wheelbarrow full of petunias!!
Lynn, I like your style! The wheelbarrow and bathtub are inspired, and boy do I envy your success with celery. How do you manage the slugs?
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