There's just something about digging in the dirt that is downright therapeutic.
I wanted you to be able to take a virtual stroll through gardens throughout the United States and Canada. And so that's what I've set up for you.
This is my little concrete piece of paradise. My apartment patio gardens.
What's wonderful about container gardens is no weeding, for one. Two, less bending. I scoot around on my 20 year old garden cart. And not everyone's dirt is conducive to planting a garden. This way, you just add potting soil.
I also like to plant in my big piece of driftwood. Sedums do well here.
In my containers I've planted perennials and annuals, along with herbs and succulents and sedums and roses and vines. All on this one patio!
Of course every garden space needs a seating area. So one can come out and stare at the beauty that nature provides on a regular basis.
Drink a beverage. Watch the birds and squirrels. Relax. And by golly remember to stop and smell the roses!
As you see it's been raining. And raining and raining. But the plants just love that rain. So it's all good.
My house plants spend the summer months out here, soaking up the rain and sunshine.
And vines such as morning glories and clematis share a fence. Morning glories have sprouted up everywhere. These are rather tenacious little flowers.
My pink rose is blooming again. It bloomed back in the spring, and then I cut it back and new buds grew. So now it's blooming a second round.
The hostas below are sending up shoots that will bloom white flowers over here in the shady area.
Enjoy their beautiful gardens and wonderful hospitality!