Today we’re visiting the garden of Tracie Bangs in Norfolk, Virginia (Zone 8).
We moved to an animal-infested old home in a jungle six years ago in Norfolk as we downsized. The soil was good, and a lot of overgrown older plants were here. I moved things around and added until I had my own little secret garden.
The garden is full of flowers, and an evergreen screen helps create a private, secret space to enjoy.
The garden gate, flanked by blooming azaleas, welcomes you into the garden and excludes the hustle and bustle of the outside world.
Every garden needs a place to sit, relax, and enjoy the beauty. This comfortable lounge chair is flanked by pots of blooming annuals and foliage plants to create a lovely little escape.
More comfortable seating, while a small fountain and bird feeders welcome feathered visitors to enjoy the garden as well. The downspout from the gutters runs into a large water barrel, which collects rain to use as a free and environmentally sensitive source of water to care for the garden.
This garden is blessed with mature trees and shrubs, creating beauty and privacy.
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