Tuesday, June 7, 2016


There's a reason Summerville has the nickname Flowertown. There are flowers everywhere, and they seem to do better here than anywhere else I've ever lived--besides Hawaii, of course. Last spring, I purchased a bunch of healthy looking flowers and vegetables, and while I was at it, I picked up some withered dianthus from the clearance cart at Lowe's.

Fast forward a year, and this is what they look like now. All they needed was a good home, lots of sun, and just enough water.

Since I enjoy changing the color scheme in my garden each year, I'll switch out white vinca with yellow marigolds for a completely different look, depending on what I'm in the mood for.

We also picked up a hydrangea. It was pink at the store, but it turned a soft purple when we planted it in the front yard. Unfortunately, it got too much sun there, so I had to move it to a shady spot in the backyard where it took on this very bold blue hue. It's now my favorite flower ever!

My vegetable garden is also doing well. All I have this year are tomatoes, cucumbers, and bell peppers. I should have gotten some green bean plants, but we had so many beans last year I got tired of them.