December 4, 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

Downsizing but Still Gardening

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

Welcome to Sid and Jackie Pogue’s garden in Edmond, Oklahoma.

With age, Jackie and Sid Pogue downsized in 2020 and are now learning the joys of accessibility and careful plant selection. This new chapter of their garden history, which they call “Less Is Fine but Make It Count,” means building a treasury of Oklahoma-tough favorites in smaller spaces. “We can’t have all the plants we’ve loved over the years,” they say, “but our goal is to create a new treasury of favorites as we garden on.”

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsA dependable performer in shade containers, Dragon Wing begonias (Begonia hybrid, Zones 9–11 or as an annual) are a favorite, so we began with one for welcome at our front door and one at the patio door.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsSiberian iris (Iris hybrid, Zone 2–9), left by former homeowners, thrives between a brick fence and a concrete driveway in full sun. Of course, it’s staying!

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsAfter a vicious October ice storm brought down a lacebark elm (Ulmus parvifolia, Zones 4–9), the spot was perfect for hibiscus (hardy Hibiscus hybrid, Zones 5–9) to love the summer sun. Meanwhile, coleus (Plectranthus scutellarioides, annual), Hosta (Zones 3–9), and boxwoods (Buxus, Zones 5–9) add full-season color above creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia, Zones 3–10) along the house front.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsBeyond our small patch of Fescue lawn in the back, smooth hydrangeas (Hydrangea arborescens, Zones 3–8), liriope (Liriope muscari, Zones 5–10), and Japanese maples (Acer palmatum, Zones 5–9) enjoy the shade.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsOur bald cypress (Taxodium distichum, Zones 4–9) is underplanted with hellebores (Helleborus hybrid, Zones 5–9), Hosta, elephant’s ear (Colocasia esculenta, Zones 7–11 or as a tender bulb), and aspidistra (Aspidistra elatior, Zones 7–11).

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsA hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla, Zones 5–9) and pots of elephant’s ear and ferns edge the grill.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsA downstairs run of flagstone became accessible as a shady container garden after Sid installed a handrail kit.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsEven a sidewalk edge can become a garden space, here with Swiss chard (Beta vulgaris, annual) and various herbs.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsAlong the front porch, John Fanick phlox (Phlox paniculata ‘John Fanick’, Zones 4–8) rises above inherited artemisia (Artimisia schmidtiana, Zones 4–8).

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsCrape myrtles (Lagerstroemia, Zones 7–10), rudbeckia (Rudbeckia hirta, Zones 3–7), Bubblegum petunias (Petunia hybrid, ‘Vista Bubblegum’), and tropical milkweed (Asclepias curassavica, Zones 8–11 or as an annual) revel in the sunshine along the drive.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsSenna alata, or candle bush (Zones 9–11 or as annual), joins the sun worship and feeds pollinators.

Share This :