Gardening In A Pine Woods

As far as I can tell, you have to work with what you’ve got. I am still refining my little fenced-in garden on the edge of a grove of pine trees. My mind was made up as soon as I started a new garden: I am not fighting Mother Nature. I will enjoy the deer. Maybe even feed them. πŸ˜‰ I will work with native plants as far as what goes in the woods. I will make myself fences to have a few things I love, and some food. I will feed the birds and let nature do her thing!

Here are some recent garden photos.

Once inside the fence, this is a very sweet little spot. Butterflies are beginning to visit. I want a very zen ceramic seat to put in here, and a small solar-powered water feature.
A new addition: metal containers and pebbles from the Scrap Exchange for my sedum garden.
Old metal potato chip container. Pebbles from a customer at the shop. Sedum from Home Depot.
This bed is filling in beautifully!
Finally. The perfect place for this antique iron birdbath/planter.

Still hard to believe this “geranium” (Pelargonium) was nearly dead when I purchased it from the clearance shelf.
I think our sun plaque is looking up to see if there will be anymore camellia blooms to fall in his face.

Perhaps I can get a few minutes in my garden this evening. I have green tomatoes! Stay tuned for photos.

Enjoy this day!

12 thoughts on “Gardening In A Pine Woods”

  1. Love your beautiful garden! It touches my heart that you and your mom loves gardening. I love it to and would love to have more than I have. Love you sweet cousin!

    1. Hey, sweet cousin Vicki! Thank you! I know you love to garden as well. You do great with your flowers and vegetables. Love you! Lynn

  2. Cleome! We call it Spider Plant, and we haven’t had it, in a long time. Sooooo prettttty…

    How very wise, to not try to fight Mother Nature. Yes, very wise. And so much easier, on yourself. Because no matter how hard, humans work, to evade Her, she wins. πŸ™‚

    And everything you have, is so, so, so pretty and peaceful.

    Gentle hugs, Luna Crone

  3. What a beautiful space that you have created. I love the bird bath/planter and so nice to work with Mother Nature and not against her.
    (You asked about clothespins, I always call them pegs and pegging washing out.

    1. Mamasmercantile — thank you! I found that planter/birdbath at a local antique store, from a dealer friend. I love that: pegging the wash out. πŸ™‚ xo Lynn

  4. Your garden is just gorgeous. A pine forest sounds wonderfully romantic but I bet it’s a bit of a nightmare trying to grow things in the shade, I know our garden isn’t the easiest! xxx

    1. Hi, Vix! Yep, a real challenge. It also draws in the squirrels, who tear everything up and eat all the birdseed. And the deer, who eat all the plants. But we are learning how to live with it! XO Lynn

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