Jewel Box Garden
This lovely, compact front garden explodes with jewel tone colors. Every square inch is packed with magenta, burgundy, chartreuse, hot pink, and white flowers.
Homeowners: Bessie & Ed Cotton
Address: Hugenot Street – Orange Mound
Garden Age: 43 years
- Shrubs: Roses, hydrangeas, hibiscus
- Vines: Black-eyed Susan vine, morning glory
- Perennials: ferns, 4-o’clocks,
- Annuals: impatients, coleus,
Garden Philosophy: I like colorful, pretty flowers and buy whatever grabs my eye. Some years are better than others. My advice is to “Keep Planting, Don’t Give Up”.
Favorite Garden Tip : I always put bark mulch down after I plant my flowers. My garden gets hot, and the mulch helps conserve the moisture.