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Lynn’s Coastal Mississippi Garden

Filling every space with plants

tropical plants with orange flowers

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.

tropical plants with orange flowersThe 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.

shade garden with various foliage plantsThis garden is a lush jungle, with plants tucked everywhere.

hanging basket full of bright pink flowersA hanging basket of petunias (Petunia hybrid, Zones 10–11 or as an annual) adds beauty to the swing.

wheelbarrow full of red and white annual flowersGot an old wheelbarrow? Why not repurpose it as a planter? Cheery annuals give this barrow a new life.

pink daisies in a window boxWall-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.

container garden using various unique potsLots of containers filled with plants, birdhouses, and an unusual centerpiece—an antique clawfoot tub—give a rustic charm to this section of the garden.

raised bed vegetable gardenThere is room for vegetables too, like these thriving celery plants.


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    simplesue 04/27/2022

    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!

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    cynthia2020 04/27/2022

    Hi, Lynn. I really liked your colorful groups of petunias!

  3. btucker9675 04/27/2022

    Love the wheelbarrow full of petunias!!

  4. wildthyme 04/27/2022

    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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