Pen + Hive
This loved garden combines strong garden design with cottage-style structures, plants, veggies, herbs, and bees. Read Michelle’s thoughtful blog for information on beekeeping, inspired living, and useful garden tips.
Homeowners: Michelle + Perry Short
Address: Marietta Cove
Garden Age: 28 years
- Trees: Pine, river birch, Japanese maple, Bartlett pear, apple, peach, cedar, oak, crepe myrtle
- Shrubs:boxwood, azalea, hydrangea, gardenia, blueberry, forsythia, camelia
- Vines:Carolina jessamine
- Perennials: thyme, parsley, rosemary, purple sage, peppermint, chocolate mint, catmint, chives, bee balm, garlic chives, yarrow, oregano, roses, rudbeckia, strawberries, lamb’s ear, Hosta, alliums
- Other: kale, lettuce, borage, zinnias
Garden Philosophy: This garden is a place of refuge, and nourishment. It starts with the soil by practicing no-dig gardening and composting, then keeping it organic for birds, pollinators, and other small creatures.
Favorite Garden Tip : Create a plan and invest in your hardscape before you buy the first plant.