Spring Has Sprung in Birmingham

My inner gardener has returned. Hopefully she’ll stick around this time.

I have been woefully neglectful of my garden and my blog. But I’ve found inspiration anew as the trees begin to leaf out and spring’s first blooms appear, such as the heirloom Narcissus above. Here’s what else is happening in my yard this fine March day.

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In a Vase on Monday: Zinnias

(c) Terri Robertson, T’s Southern Garden 2018
Zinnias and buddleja, aka butterfly bush

My offering for this In a Vase on Monday post is small but cheerful.

The vase is an old pharmacy bottle that was dug up in Florida. The decades spent in the earth imparted a milky patina to the aqua glass. I found it at Dogwoods in Clayton, Georgia, over the 4th of July weekend. Now on to the flowers.

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In a Vase on Monday: Big, Beautiful Lily

(c) Terri Robertson, T’s Southern Garden 2018
Asiatic lily, hummingbird mint, dusty miller, sedum and creeping Jenny

This spring, I planted a bargain variety pack of shade bulbs and roots. The big, beautiful Asiatic lily in this vase is the summer payoff.

It’s the only flower so far, but perennials can take a couple of years to put on a show. (And I probably could have taken more care in preparing the soil before planting.) Now, for the rest.

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In a Vase on Monday: North Georgia Mountains

(c) Terri Robertson, T’s Southern Garden 2018

Today I’m posting from my family home on Pinnacle Mountain, just outside the quaint town of Clayton, Georgia.

It’s a sisters’ long weekend, and we’re about to head out to lunch, so I’ll make this quick!

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In the Garden with Rachel: Daylilies and Hydrangeas

(c) Terri Robertson, T's Southern Garden Blog 2018

To properly represent late May blooms in Alabama on this blog, I visited my friend Rachel a couple of weeks ago. She grows daylilies and hydrangeas, which I don’t have in my own yard.

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In a Vase on Monday: Succulents

(c) Terri Robertson, T's Southern Garden 2018I’m in between summer and spring blooming seasons, so today’s In A Vase on Monday post is a pot of succulents.

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