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Lynn’s Coastal Mississippi Garden – FineGardening

Today’s photos are from Lynn Naquin.

This is my garden paradise in the coastal Mississippi city of Bay Saint Louis. We have about 1/2 acre, and it is filled to the brim.

tropical plants with orange flowersThe warm climate means that beautiful exotic plants like this bird of paradise (Strelitzia, Zones 9 –11) thrive. The unusual flower shape is to allow its pollinators—which are birds—to land on the flower and access the nectar.

shade garden with various foliage plantsThis garden is a lush jungle, with plants tucked everywhere.

hanging basket full of bright pink flowersA hanging basket of petunias (Petunia hybrid, Zones 10–11 or as an annual) adds beauty to the swing.

wheelbarrow full of red and white annual flowersGot an old wheelbarrow? Why not repurpose it as a planter? Cheery annuals give this barrow a new life.

pink daisies in a window boxWall-mounted pots of gerbera daisies (Gerbera jamesonii, Zones 8–11 or as annuals) are a way to fit yet more plants into a limited space.

container garden using various unique potsLots of containers filled with plants, birdhouses, and an unusual centerpiece—an antique clawfoot tub—give a rustic charm to this section of the garden.

raised bed vegetable gardenThere is room for vegetables too, like these thriving celery plants.

 

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