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Relax in the Garden

Sit back and enjoy the flowery show

It is always a treat to visit Caroline Williams’ Louisiana garden! If you’ve missed her garden before, check out her containers and glowing tulips. Today she’s hoping we will relax and soak in the beauty in her garden.

My flowers are putting on a beautiful show. Take a seat in a swing, sip your favorite beverage, relax, and enjoy the view.

A soft cloud of pink roses looking like some old, romantic painting.

The reddish tones in the foliage of a wand flower (Gaura lindheimeri, Zones 5–9) echo the color of the rose behind it.

Healthy, glossy rose foliage weaves its way through flowering annuals.

Bold daylilies (Hemerocallis sp.) are a favorite in nearly every garden because they are so easy to make happy and bring so much color.

Cheerful, yellow black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia sp.) massed behind yellow lantana (Lantana camara, Zones 9–11 or as annual) make a cloud of yellow behind a very happy pink rose.

Lantana is a favorite in the South because it laughs at heat and drought, and even better, the flowers are favorites of visiting butterflies. Here the cheery yellow color complements a purple bee balm (Monarda didyma, Zones 5–9).

An angel in the garden, surrounded by clouds of happy black-eyed Susans.


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    meander_michaele 07/12/2019

    Your plantings seem to be playing a constant game of peek-a-boo with each other. It's all quite charming and (to quote the organization guru, Marie Kondo), it "sparks joy".

    1. carolineyoungwilliams 07/15/2019

      Thank you so much meander_michaele , It is my pleasure to spark joy. It does my heart good. :-)

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    treasuresmom 07/12/2019

    I live in the deep south as well & I can testify to the fact lantana can take our heat & humidity. Everything is so pretty. Do you have to water much?

    1. carolineyoungwilliams 07/15/2019

      treasuresmom, I probably should but I don't... I basically water the new plants until their roots are established then they rely on God's goodness.

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    simplesue 07/12/2019

    Wish I knew the name of those pale pink roses in the second photo from the top! Those are so thick and bush and full of flowers. Your Bee Balm is really pretty too! I can tell you really get a lot of enjoyment from gardening!

    1. carolineyoungwilliams 07/15/2019

      SimpleSue, I am so sorry..... I am the world's worst when it come to names but I can tell you that the tall pink was a gift tagged from Jackson & Perkins and the short are Pink and Coral Drift Roses. Flower gardening soothes my spirit.

  4. btucker9675 07/12/2019

    Love your colorful, charming garden - perfect way to end the work week! I'm envious of the perfect leaves on your roses though, mine look like they've been through the wars between the stupid Japanese beetles and the incredible heat we've had here south of Charlotte NC. I'm almost ready to give up on them... : (

    1. carolineyoungwilliams 07/15/2019

      Thank you BTucker9675, I wish that I could take the credit, but they are so self sufficient that all I do is dead head and feed....on the other hand, my problem is something destroying my Hibiscus...the leaves look like lace.

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