The Garden Under The Magnolia
It’s frosted multiple times, but under the protective leaves of the magnolia, the blooms continue.
A tiny garden, that has a wide selection of plants.
With winter coming on, the surprise is in having any blooms.
The monarchs are long gone, but the milkweeds bloom on…
A bi-color milkweed as well.
There’s no humming bird presence here now either, but the salvia continue to bloom.
Would you believe peppers?
And black eyed susans….
Even a toad lily.
I planted this tiny garden of perennials at a friend’s apartment, the landlord is cool enough to allow us to plant a garden in the front yard.
My friend thinks that it doesn’t look much like a flower bed, but looks like a patch of wilderness due to the variety of plants.
Apparently her expectation for a flower garden is a patch of bedding plants…
The cat tending the garden, she likes it a lot better than the blah turf.
In planting a tree garden, I have to use a soil detector… Especially under magnolias and maple trees. There is small pockets of soil among the roots that are to be found on the soil surface. When gardening under trees, I’ll add a small amount of compost, and shoe-horn the plants in those small soil pockets. The plants in this garden needed watering a couple times a week during the dry spell, but in keeping the garden small, watering this much wasn’t the onerous job that it would have been in a larger garden.