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Saying Goodbye in Arkansas – FineGardening


As we speak we’re taking a bittersweet backyard tour with Stephanie Edwards in Little Rock, Arkansas (Zone 8a) as she prepares to maneuver to a brand new backyard midway throughout the nation.

We’re transferring to Florida in just a few weeks, and whereas I’m excited for brand spanking new crops and new potentialities, I’m unhappy to depart my Arkansas backyard of three years. Goodbye, clay soil and tons of crystal rock; good day, Florida sand. This backyard was my first try at rising something. It began with blackberries. I purchased a plant and planted it alongside the fence, and day-after-day I went out to see what it had achieved. I noticed fairly rapidly that I wanted extra crops to look at! Most of my crops are began from seeds or cuttings or gifted from family and friends. Under are a few of my favourite footage.

Blackberry liliesBlackberry lilies (Belamcanda chinensis, Zones 5–9) and coneflowers (Echinacea purpurea, Zones 3–9).

rock gardenI stay in Little Rock in a neighborhood known as Crystal Valley. Each time I dig a gap I encounter extra crystal rock, so I made a rock garden. These are all of the rocks I unearthed whereas planting. The crops are sensible dianthus (Dianthus deltoides ‘Good’, Zones 2–9) and numerous sedums.

Shut-up of the crystal rock backyard and its inhabitants.

foxglove in bloomA foxglove in bloom (Digitalis purpurea, Zones 4–8)

tiger swallowtail butterflyThis was a terrific 12 months for foxgloves, and this tiger swallowtail butterfly is having fun with them.

Viva la Vida liliesPurple prime verbena (Verbena bonariensis, Zones 3–11 or as annual), ‘Viva la Vida’ lily (Lilium ‘Viva la Vida’, Zones 4–9), and ‘Fabric of Gold’ yarrow (Achillea filipendulina ‘Fabric of Gold’, Zones 3–10).

Viva la Vida lilyMy favourite lily, ‘Viva la Vida’.


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