Today’s photos are from Vicki Reeve. She says, “GPOD featured my Olympia, Washington, garden last month (refresh your memory HERE), but I thought everyone might be interested in a few photos I took of the garden I created at my previous home in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
“We moved there in March of 2005 to a muddy lot with no plants or lawn. Luckily we drove a small rental truck loaded with 300 plants to get ourselves started on our new adventure. And we would need all those plants and more because every time it rained, a river of red clay would wash down the driveway. As an aside, people would always ask how many of the 300 plants survived the transition to the hot, humid south I only lost the daphnes, so 298 survived.
“The first 5 pictures are of the back yard. The third picture is of the evergreen dogwood Empress of China, a favorite of mine. The weeping willow picture was of the area by the entrance to the storm shelter basement. This was where we would sit in a warm early summer evening and watch the cats try to catch the fireflies. The last picture is the view from the back patio door looking up our hill at the Atlas statue we had brought with us from Washinton state.
“The last 5 pictures are of the driveway garden and the front walkway. The first two pictures are of early spring with the bridal wreath spirea and redbud in bloom. The walkway pictures are late summer with red salvia, blue asters, and lots of ground covers. The final picture is of a favorite plant combination of mine with the ‘Little Honey’ hydrangea, the obedient plant, and a rainbow leucothea in the background. This was a hard garden to leave behind!”
What a beautiful garden, Vicki! By my calculations, you made this garden look this good in less that 8 years. That’s nothing short of a miracle. You are a powerhouse! Gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing.
It’s almost SPRING, people! I know you’re going through your photos from last year, planning what you’ll do differently this year. Send some of those photos in to me! [email protected]
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