All my years living in Los Angeles, I LOVED reading Southern Living magazine…I mean really loved reading it. Maybe I was always meant to live in The South. My favorite part of each issue was the garden section. There’s something so magical about Southern gardens…
beautifully designed gardens with a bit of whimsy.
I studied them and then I’d head off to one of the many nurseries in Los Angeles and buy some of those flowers that I saw in the magazine.
Guess what? Nothing ever grew!
I’m a novice gardener and for some reason…maybe stubbornness, I couldn’t figure out why the flowers I bought just wouldn’t grow. Turns out Iris and Peonies and all the other beauties need a freeze, a lot of rain and humidity.
No wonder they didn’t grow in L.A. You can’t blame a girl for trying, right?
I’ve discovered that gardening is a BIG part of Southern Living and not just in the magazine! This is one of the big bonuses that has come from living in Franklin, TN. I inherited the most magnificent country garden! Every day is a new magical find. I’m not really sure if I have a green thumb or not because all my flowers are popping up without any help from me.
Sure…I mulched. And can I just say…I had NO idea there were so many different kinds of mulch!
Today on this glorious May morning the Williamson County Master Gardeners Association was having their spring plant sale on the grounds of The Carnton Plantation and I went with my friend, Dana. (I love that I have a friend to Discover Franklin with. It makes it so much more special.)
It’s quite an accomplishment to become a master gardener. Not sure I’ll ever become one, but you never know. Heck…I didn’t think I could live without a gardener!
Flowers, herbs, shrubs, vegetables…you name it, they were at the Garden Party. Take a peek….
I was good. I only bought a baby rosemary plant to replace the one I lost during the harsh winter. Gardening is very important here in Franklin, but truthfully…as much I’m enjoying puttering around in my garden…I’d really rather see where this path leads. Something about these wide open spaces just call my name.
Tell me about your garden. Are you a gardener? What do you enjoy the most? Please leave me a comment below. I LOVE hearing from you.
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