Category Archives: The Southern Garden

Out with the Old

There’s something both heartbreaking and exhilarating about redoing a landscaping. It’s sad to tear out old plants that have reached their maturity and are declining, but it is also necessary for a new landscape to be installed. When I’m called … Continue reading

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A garden to tell us about you?

Driving around, I find sharp contrast to the landscapes in our area…                OR         I find it amazing how much the landscaping plantings reflect our personalities. From the well-manicured lawn … Continue reading

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What kind of garden will you grow?

Here is a question for you to consider… are you a gardener for practicality or for beauty? Because whichever one you decide you’re going to plant involves different plant choices and maintenance practices. Your chances for a successful garden could … Continue reading

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Garden Envy

Every Gardener goes through Garden Envy. That’s where you want other gardeners are growing. I think this is particularly noticeable between the North and the South. Even within the State of Florida we experience this. Why? Because we have a … Continue reading

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One word makes a difference!

The word tropical brings many images to mind. Swaying palm trees, fruity little drinks with umbrellas in them, romantic evenings on the beach. Fishing, swimming, snorkeling all of those wonderful things go with the word tropical. But if you add … Continue reading

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Your night time garden.

There’s something different about the garden at night. It all starts at dusk as the sun slips its way below the horizon and twilight settles into your garden. Suddenly it has a whole new personality, exciting and mysterious. As the … Continue reading

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A Southern Rain

 Rain in the south is different from up north. Songs are written about the rain– there’s a country one out about rain, corn, and whiskey. Conversations are made about the rain; perfect strangers will think nothing of commenting to you … Continue reading

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