My name is Frances and I am a lifelong gardener, having lived in various parts of the USA over many years. I am now gardening in USDA Zone 7a east Tennessee. From 2000 to 2014 I was gardening on a slope in a small town in Tennessee. I have been blogging about my gardens since December of 2007. Thank you for visiting!
The slope in spring
The slope in fall
The slope in winter
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Older Posts Of Interest:
The story of the day a throng of cedar waxwings descended upon the garden, shown in the header image. (2009)
An awkward title that explains about making those very tall asters, mums and others shorter by cutting them down by half in May. Now is the time! (2011)
A book inspires the growing of lilies from seed. (2009)
How ten lily bulbs became hundreds. (2010)
A rant about the mistaken thoughts of non-gardeners. (2009)
There was something hidden in the forest and we were lucky enough to be able to see it. (2011)
Dreams turn into reality, in a way. The Green Man/Leaf Man faces live well in my garden now. (2011)
A yard without a lawn. (2010)
A history of all of the faire gardens and a couple of choice tidbits about me. (2009)
Very difficult to only pick your six favorite plants, some of us bent the rules a bit. (2009)
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November, (last year, I didn’t have any good shots from this year for some reason?), fall blooming crocus speciosus, with diascia
October, last year again but this bed has few changes, knockout rose, muhly grass, artemesia silver king, sedums
September of this year, muhlenbergia capillaris starring, white azalea to the right, husker red penstemon to the left, Korean boxwood wintergreen in background
August of this year Autumn joy sedum , lady fern to the right, lavender to the left, gold mop chaemycyparis in background
July this year, looking down the path to the east, elijah blue fescue on right, passion vine volunteer seedlings in gravel, sourwood tree at end of path
June this year, stipa tenuissima in front of surviving japanese maple, various daylilies in bloom. This area is referred to as the daylily hill
May this year, hard to find any pretty shots after a terrible destructive freeze in April, but the dianthus path rebounded well. To the left is a dwarf chinese elm, ulmus elegantissima Jacqueline Hilliar.
March, before the frost, the tree peony, unknown name purchased in a box at walmart years ago, is ready to open. I think they are prettiest like this.
February this year, daffodils that came with the house, name unknown but they bloom sometimes even in January.
January, 2007. We get about one snowfall that stays on the ground long enough to photograph a year. You have to be quick with the camera, it was gone within an hour. You can see the shed in the background, which was moved by a bobcat to its current location from the area where the pots in front of the wall are now. That spot had been dug out by previous owners for a place to park the car. The driveway came straight up along the side of the house. We filled it in with the dirt from the excavation of the addition and had the wall built to retain the major slope.
That is a brief month by month of the garden. Not my best pictures but I tried to give an idea of the lay of the land. Future posts will elaborate on details and hopefully keep the visitors to this blog interested.