Post last updated: October 11th, 2018
One of the fun things about having a blog that is mostly about gardening is being able to connect with other gardeners. Meta is one of my garden friends I met here on the blog more than a year ago. We have not met face-to-face but it is within the realm of possibility since we live in the same state. My post on the Window Boxes prompted Meta to send me a few photos.
First, the back story. Last summer, she lost a large oak tree in her front yard that had been shading a collection of Cast Iron plants. Without the shade, the Cast Iron plants burnt to a crisp and Meta’s son designed and built a “shade fence” with planters along the top.
The shade fence is also a divider between the flower garden (where the oak tree once stood) and an Azalea and Palm tree garden. The Cast Iron plants are behind the shade fence but you can’t see them because Meta cut them back to give them a fresh start. She says they currently look like victims of “a bad haircut.” Also not visible is a pineneedle path.
The large planter box holding her collection of daylilies in various shades of yellow was also built by her son (pictured). Handy guy to have around, wouldn’t you say?
Meta doesn’t mind at all that people slow down to gawk or even take photos. After all, what better compliment for a gardener than the admiration of others?