Trowel and Error

Trowel and Error

The McSchuler garden is a novice one with a lot of trial and error learning. I enjoy happy mistakes and glorious successes. This year, I have decided to try my hand at more veggies and edible varieties rather than only flowers. We will see how that goes! My husband and I recently renovated the garage and created a blissful patio. Needless to say, the backyard has it all for me and I am happy to finally share it with you.

Homeowners:    Anna + Ryan McSchuler  Address:   Nelson Avenue

Circa:    1922               Garden Age:   5 years


  • Trees:  Crepe Myrtles
  • Shrubs: Holly, Nandina, Forsythia, Rose of Sharon (Althea), Carolina Laurel Cherry
  • Vines: 5 Leaf Akebia ( I did not plant this and am currently trying to eradicate, bc it is invasive.) 
  • Perennials: Hostas, ferns, daffodils, creeping phlox, four o’clocks, cleome, ajuga, mint, cosmos, arugula, citronella, Purple Heart, and Irises, to name a few.
  • Annuals:  tomatoes, dill, cilantro, squash, pansies, desert flame, lantana
Garden Philosophy:  Don’t overwhelm yourself, enjoy whatever nature brings you.   

Favorite Garden Tip:  If you’re bored, pull weeds. If you’re anxious, pull weeds. If you’re happy, pull weeds.   

Enjoy a Recipe from the Gardener

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