November 29, 2021

SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc Blogs

SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc Blogs

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc Blogs

Bob and Linda’s North Carolina Garden

Share This :
, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc Blogs

Today we’re in North Carolina visiting with Bob and Linda Hatcher, sharing scenes of their beautiful, naturalistic garden.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsWe have a small pond (3/4 acre) and a stone patio on the edge with a boat whose job is just to look like a boat for pictures. The purple iris was probably brought in by birds. Editor’s note: This looks to me like it might be Japanese water iris (Iris ensata, Zones 4–9).

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsWhat we refer to as “The Circle” is a stone patio with an old metal Vermont-type maple syrup cooker we use as a firepit. Many hours have been spent here and many marshmallows consumed.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsLooking through the holly hedge to the backyard, a hibiscus is visible in the small pot.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsAs we look at our pergola between the house and the backyard, we’re thinking it should be named the hosta pergola.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsThe right-hand side of the backyard includes repeating pots. The trick here was getting them level.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsA bird statue poses with the purple iris.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsWe found this little statue in Charleston, South Carolina. Here it is backed up by hydrangea (we think this is Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Bloomstruck’, Zones 5–9), clematis, and giant garlic.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsRusting galvanized geese

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsThe sleeping girl in the ferns (Dryopteris erythrosora ‘Brilliance’, Zones 5–9)

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsThe walk off the front porch is flanked by ‘Annabelle’ hydrangeas (Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’, Zones 3–9), which haven’t flopped yet. That might be due to the fact that we cut them to the ground when they got to about 12 inches tall this spring. Also, on the right is ‘Carissa’ holly (Ilex cornuta ‘Carissa’, Zones 7–9) hedge. On the other side is Amsonia hubrichtii (Zones 5–8), a terrific plant with four-season interest. It self-seeds here, but just the right amount.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsJust a little farther along the same path are mophead hydrangeas (Hydrangea macrophylla, Zones 5–9), which look like this every year even though we still are never sure how to prune them!

Have a garden you’d like to share?

Have photos to share? We’d love to see your garden, a particular collection of plants you love, or a wonderful garden you had the chance to visit!

To submit, send 5-10 photos to [email protected] along with some information about the plants in the pictures and where you took the photos. We’d love to hear where you are located, how long you’ve been gardening, successes you are proud of, failures you learned from, hopes for the future, favorite plants, or funny stories from your garden.

If you want to send photos in separate emails to the GPOD email box that is just fine.

Have a mobile phone? Tag your photos on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with #FineGardening!

You don’t have to be a professional garden photographer – check out our garden photography tips!

Do you receive the GPOD by email yet? Sign up here.

Share This :