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COZY COURTYARD 

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

Plants:

  • 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.

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