I am Renata Puckett. I plant mainly gifted and some bought plants in Morgan County, Alabama. I grow and divide them to fill my country gardens around the house. I have plenty of space to fill, since we have four acres around the house. It’s a lot of work but also a lot of pleasure to see my plants in bloom or as a background for the blooms. I try to mix colors and textures and have something blooming all the time. I start each season by watching for buttercups and end with ginger lilies. I have some shade and sunny spots. The pictures were taken on June 21.
Beautiful colored foliage and a splash of red from a gladiolus (Gladiolus hybrid, Zones 8–10 or as a tender bulb)
Glowing daylilies (Hemerocallis hybrids, Zones 4–9) grow next to hens-and-chicks (Sempervivium, Zones 3–9). Hardy succulents like hens-and-chicks are great choices for small containers because small containers can dry out fast and these plants don’t mind that.
Lush perennial borders surround a perfect green lawn.
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