This compact, cozy courtyard garden is the perfect antidote for city living. Cool blues and greens mix with pink, purple, and yellow flowers. Easy gardening on the river.
Homeowners: Bob Morrison + Joe Roach
Address: Rover Breeze Drive, Harbor Town
Garden Age: 2 years
- Trees: Eastern Red Bud
- Shrubs: Azaleas, Pittosporum, Euonymus, & Bamboo
- Vines: Clematis, Cardinal climbers, Spanish Flag, Mandeville , Moon flowers, & Morning glories
- Perennials: Agapanthus, Crocosmia, Breaded Iris, Prairie Phlox, Canna, Shasta Daisies, Oriental Lilies, Oxalis, Hydrangea, & Clematis
- Annuals: Tithonia, Tick Weeds, Cosmos, Dianthus, Snapdragons, Dragon Wing Begonias, Candy Tufts, Jack-In-The-Pulpits, Dahlias, & Caladiums.
Garden Philosophy: Every gardener needs three things: (1) very favorite flowers used every year (mine are Agapanthus, Beard Iris, & Crocosmia, (2) a nursery for starting seeds, cuttings, & helping struggling plants, and (3) a shop steward (my dog “Lark” oversees everything I do).
Favorite Garden Tip : We moved from northern NJ (zone 5B) with an acre of flower gardens to a cement patio in Harbor Town (zone 8A). Adapting to the horticultural zone changes and “pot-only” gardening has been a real challenge. Under similar circumstances, one simply should experiment, take chances, and enjoy the consequences – regardless.