Friday, January 27, 2012

True Manure ~ Cumberland Island

Cumberland Island is a the largest of Georgia's barrier islands. 17.5 miles, 36,415 acres  which
includes marsh, mudflats and tidal creeks.
I'm so wishing I could live here...

You can only get there by a ferry.
when the boat pulls up to the island, this is usually the first thing you will see.
wild horses. 

This picture was taken with a ZOOM.
The horses take off if you even get near them.  

Spanish moss drips from the beautiful live oaks 

Not one paved road....

June is the best time to visit Cumberland

My View from the front porch of the Inn.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Gardens Galore

Our last house had lots of brick pathways, so I tried to create a
unique kind of garden with all sorts of different blooming plants and shrubs.

This is like...
the most unattractive gazebo but once I planted Confederate Jasmin on it,
it became a sweet lil sanctuary to sit in.
The entire back of the house had these huge sliding glass doors,
producing a beautiful view from every room.
This was the original site for the koi pond but I had to re do the entire thing..
The old pond had holes in the liner the size of  a basketball...
I'm not an avid rose garden girl, I kill most of them.
Luckily, there's knock out roses.
The name fits, they are beautiful when in bloom.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Garden tours in Charleston

Every year I try to dig up ~ no pun intended ~ ok, so yes it was ~ somebody to go to Charleston with me for their annual garden tours. I think I've been three times.  
I'm luving this green house....
This side courtyard is so sweet and inviting...
I always come home with 1000 new ideas. Check out the link below, it's fabulous!
The best place to seek God is in a garden. You can dig for him there

~ George Bernard Shaw
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