The past couple of weeks I’ve been in North Carolina helping my lovely niece get ready for her wedding that was held this past weekend. It’s be a crazy few days! But so much fun!
Of course they’ll be plenty of pictures coming soon but if you’d like a sneak peek be sure to visit me on Instagram at beyondthescreendoor or Facebook throughout the next few days.
In the meantime I’d like to share a bit of my Mom’s garden. I am constantly amazed by her gardening talent. I take after my Mom in so many ways but I did not inherit her gift of gardening. But my sister did! Maybe I’m just a late bloomer! Sorry, couldn’t resist.
Red Verbena, yellow Petunias, blue Lobelia and a Nandina share a home.
Pink Calibrachoa and purple Homestead Verbena
Yellow Stella D’oro Day Lillies
An Asparagus Fern rides in the basket of a very old bike (surely that can’t be mine?) which now doubles as Garden Art. In the background you can see a huge Hosta planted in a galvanized bucket, Azaleas and Aucubas.
Anyone remember Moore’s Potato Chips and the Smiley stickers? I put them everywhere!
Here’s a trick that all clever gardener’s are probably already aware of.
Through out Mom’s garden you’ll find large containers holding plants and shrubs that are most often found planted in the ground.
A Nandina shrub mixed with a bit of ivy finds a home on the patio.
Out in the garden you’ll find pots of Ivys, Hostas and Asparagus Ferns. I love this idea!
One of my most favorite flowers in Mom’s garden is this dainty little Pink Shamrock.
Yellow Asiatic Lillies
Red Asiatic Lillies
Look at the little fellow who visited me while I was taking pictures of this Spiderwort!
In this pic you can see a Pink Rose Campion blooming in the foreground and white Hydrangeas in the background. The plant to the left of the Rose Campion is a Spiderwort just about to bloom while a Rose of Sharon stands just behind the Rose Campion.
Thanks to Miss Bloomers we now know that this is a Yellow Primrose! Many of the plants in Mom’s garden came from family members. Her sister gave her this sweet little flower but neither one of them were aware of it’s name. I sent a picture to Miss Bloomers and she saved the day! Thank you, Sonia!
We walk through Mom’s garden while she names off every single flower (I know about 1/4 of them) where she found it, who gave it to her or from who’s home it came.
The family history in this garden is as rich as the family history inside her home, her pictures and her memories. It’s a treasure!
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