“Disruption and mayhem in the garden often force change and encourage new and deeper roots. True for the gardener as well as the garden”.
~~ me, aka Linda Vater
It is so tiresome for me to once again kvetch about the havoc that AT&T (and now Apple) has wrought on my blog life…especially since I am always whining and complaining about it. Still, it is amazing how much disruption getting a simple new router can cause and how much downtime on the computer is a result. In the void, however, I have been trying to up my game on Instagram…providing followers with mini garden design tips each day, with photographic examples of each, mostly from my own garden. A fun learning process for me, and hopefully valuable for you. If you too would like to get a daily dose of design (I do LOVE alliteration), please follow me on Instagram by going here. I would love to hear your thoughts and comments. And do please share if you feel it might be valuable to someone else.
On another note, I was working out front in the garden today and a young couple strolled by asking questions about my turf and landscape. They had just bought a house nearby and were ‘starting from scratch’ so to speak. I told them I had recently written an article in SOUTHERN LIVING Magazine in June about that very topic and was about to repost the article on my blog. So, if you missed it the first time round, or are in need of some small garden inspiration, maybe you will find this re-post helpful.
JUNE 24, 2016
|The potager as it looked the week of the SOUTHERN LIVING shoot.|
|Large masses of ‘Goldsturm’ Rudbeckia make a strong statement in my small garden. Time to divide and share, me thinks!|
|Photographer Ryan Ford (see her work here) sets up shots in back yard.|
|PW Hibiscus ‘Cherry Cheesecake” and rudbeckia.|
|A group of container plantings creates a sense of enclosure in the dining area.|
|Arching branches of redbud trees create a living ceiling over the dining area.|
|Goldsturm Rudbeckia in huge swaths makes a dramatic statement in a small garden.|
|Terracotta pots march up and down the back steps creating rhythm and repetition.|
|The area to grow edibles in the potager is small. I try to only grow those things we will actually consume!|
|Cheery blooms of sunflowers, zinnias, veronica and rudbeckia create a still life on the potager bench for the SOUTHERN LIVING shoot.
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