November 30, 2021

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Lisa’s Ohio Garden

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Today we’re visiting Lisa Countryman’s garden in Hillsboro, Ohio.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsHanging baskets are an easy way to bring a garden into any space. In the foreground, the hanging basket combines a flower-covered begonia (Begonia hybrid, Zone 10–11 or as an annual) with variegated bigleaf vinca (Vinca major, Zones 7–10 or as an annual) trailing down.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsIn another beautiful hanging basket, a begonia is paired with a luxurious growth of ‘Silver Falls’ dichondra (Dichondra argentea ‘Silver Falls’, Zones 8–11 or as an annual). Planted in ground, the dichondra will spread to make a ground cover, but in a container or hanging basket it will trail down dramatically.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsSometimes the best feature of the garden is the view! Leaving the view open can be a great way to “borrow” the landscape beyond what is actually in your garden to dramatic effect.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsA sweet little container of succulents. Succulents can be the best choice for these sorts of nontraditional pots—as long as they have drainage holes—because they’ll tolerate the small amount of soil that can dry out easily.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsAnother wonderfully unusual planter—this one a little red car filled with annuals! The small white flowers are sweet alyssum (Lobularia maritima, annual). This annual tends to prefer cooler weather, but some of the new varieties will bloom well for a long stretch of the summer.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsSucculents are generally grown for their beautiful foliage, but this Echeveria (possibly the variety ‘Blue Waves’, Zones 9–11 or as an annual or houseplant) is showing that the flowers can be captivating as well. These are a wonderful soft orange color that goes perfectly with the foliage.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsReturn of the red-car planter, this time overflowing with white petunias (Petunia hybrid, annual).

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.

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