Monday, October 3, 2011

MARIAN'S GARDEN!!


Saturday, my friend, Marian and I volunteered to work the annual Fall Plant Sale at our local botanical center.
 I will post about that later this week.
I hope you notice the beautiful BLUE sky! 

Today, I want to share my friend's secret garden. 

Our community is inundated with deer. Any plant within their range is fodder for them.  If you hope to have any flowering plant material you have to protect it from the deer.
Marian has a very small fenced area of her side yard that has flourished this year.
 Let's visit!
Her volunteer Beautyberry is awesome this year. The birds will find the berries soon and the plant will be stripped within two days. 

Here, we can just see the rooting of Night Blooming Cereus, that I gave her earlier in the season. Hers will out grow mine easily. 
 Marian has two green thumbs.
Beautiful Penta! 
Marian's little fence. It takes only a small barrier to keep out the deer, especially when they don't have open space to jump.  

Marian is easily the most beautiful thing in the garden.

Her friendship is special and we have so much fun together

Now we are off to sell some plants!

See you later!!
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34 comments:

Luna Miranda said...

wow, these are stunning, especially the berries! gorgeous flowers, too. great photos.

Cafe au lait said...

These are beautiful!

My Blue Monday.

AshTreeCottage said...

What a beautiful garden! Thanks so much for sharing the pics with us.

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley
@ Ash Tree Cottage

eileeninmd said...

Lovely flowers and gardens. I love the beautyberries. I would love to have some growing in my yard for the birdies. Have a great Monday!

Terrie said...

So pretty garden and the berries look so "sweet".. Are they actually edible?

Holly said...

Gorgeous! I was wondering the same thing as Terrie, can you eat those berries?

mississippi artist said...

Your friend has a beautiful garden. I love beauty berries, but we usually have such dry summers that mine don't often have pretty berries. It was a treat to see these.

make money online said...

I so love the flowers! My Blue Monday

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Lovely garden! So sweet to volunteer your time and extra special to share with your friend!

Suzie said...

Oh, how i love beautyberry!

April said...

Beautiful pictures, and I can tell you two have a special friendship. I will be sharing your post with my gardening 14 year old daughter. She swiped a Beautyberry from our woods this weekend--then built a new flowerbed to put it in. :)
Blessings!
~april

SmilingSally said...

Marian has a green thumb!
Happy Blue Monday, Ginger.

Mariette said...

Dearest Ginger,

The best picture is Marian with the beauty berry! Her jacket matches so perfectly with the berries...
Hope the sale went real well.
Love to you,
Mariette

Barbara F. said...

What a charming garden, that fence is the cutest I have seen, and I can't believe it keeps out deer! xo

momgen said...

Wow so pretty in there like it. Happy blue Monday.

mine is here

It's Just Dottie said...

Marian's garden is just beautiful!
Smiles.Dottie

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Have fun, you two! Love her beauty berry bushes. I have those in our yard, and I love to use them in arragements. I pluck off the leaves, and stick the berries in for a different twist.

XO,

Sheila

Chatty Crone said...

I bet both of you have lovely gardens! sandie

Babs said...

Marian's garden is fabulous and I'm jealous. The beauty berry is gorgeous. I've only seen them in photos. Thanks for showing us Marina's garden. Have a good week.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Ginger,

What a lovely post and I enjoyed meeting Marian and her gorgeous garden. The berries are so pretty and make a lovely show.
That is great that you have a special friend and you were able to go and volunteer at the Plant sale, hope you had a good day.

Wishing you a wonderful week
Hugs
Carolyn

Dr. Kathy McCoy said...

Loved your post, Ginger! What a beautiful garden and even more wonderful friend!

Suzy said...

What a lovely, lush garden. I've never heard of Beautyberry before. It looks good enough to eat! Guess I should be a bird. ;o)

Tracy Suzanne said...

Isn't the weather just beautiful Ginger. Your friends garden is lovely.

Hugs...Tracy :)

perennialgardener said...

Your friend has a beautiful garden that is well tended. :) Beautyberry is one of my favorite native shrubs. :)

daisy said...

That beautyberry is a real WOWer!
How wonderful that you can volunteer and sell plants! Looks like a gorgeous day!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Hi there I am visiting your site as another Bloomin Tuesday participant. Despite the deer your friends garden is looking lovely.

S said...

You've a lovely friend with a lovely garden - I thoroughly enjoyed seeing it. I'd never heard of Beautyberry - but it is well named.

J. Smith said...

Lovely secret garden! Love the Beautyberry! Jean

Debbie said...

It looks wonderfully abundant! I need to check out our local garden. I haven't been there since the summer.

Jo's This and That said...

Beautiful photos! I had three of those plants at my other home,this makes me miss it!JoAnn

Deb said...

Oooh, I would have loved to attend your plant sale! Looks delightful. And your friend has such a beautiful smile and garden to tend. I enjoyed my visit here.

Sandy said...

Thanks for the photos of the Beautyberry... I have one out back and never did know what it was... it's sure pretty though! And yes, the birds strip it bare!
Lovely garden you have!
Sandy

Zoey said...

Marian seems to be a great gardener! I love the Beautyberry -- I have never even heard of it before. It probably does not grow in my cold climate. I poppped over from Jean's Blooming Tuesday.

Indie said...

Wow, a beautyberry needs to volunteer in my garden! A charming little garden!

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