How Does Your Garden Grow?

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

Spring is my favorite time of year, I hate being cold and I’m cold-natured so I’m cold from November until March for the most part. I finally thawed out in March about the time the dormant plants and shrubs do. I’ve always said Spring is my season for this reason. I love that everything is new and bright green and flowers pop out and bloom. I know exactly where I got my love of flowers. My Granny loved them and always had such beautiful flowers in bloom. Do you enjoy plants and gardening?

Also read, How to Start an Herb Garden.


How Does Your Garden Grow?

My Granny’s plants seemed as if they bloomed all Summer. In fact, I loved her flowers so much that I transplanted some from her house to mine. Then I did that three more times as we’ve moved. Yep, I’m the lady that takes plants were here when she sells houses and moves. We even dug up a 12-foot tree and moved it with us from our last house. Hey, it was a special tree. Of course, our neighbors got a real kick out of it! Have you ever moved plants when you’ve moved houses?

My husband is obsessed with the lawn, me? Not so much. The shrubs? Yeah, I want them to look nice, but I don’t particularly want to put much time into them. But, now, anything that blooms, that’s me. That’s what I love! I also found the product my Miracle-Gro that helps your plants bloom. The soil where I live is not necessarily great. We have to add a lot of fertilizer to it for the grass to grow and the shrubs to grow and the flowers to grow and bloom. But, you live in Mississippi, isn’t that some of the richest soil in the U.S.? That fact is true in the Delta, or western side of the state, but on the northeastern side where I live, we have red clay. Not great for growing plants! I have a new mission of Gro Something Greater!

snow ball bush

These are some of my flowering plants. Most of these are plants I brought from my Granny’s house or either they’re old ‘Southern’ plants. 

Pink Peony


Purple Iris


Planting Lantana under the Crepe Myrtle tree for the family workday

working on lawn

Planting tomatoes in our little box garden

Wesley, Lincoln, and Ryder

Do you garden? How Does Your Garden Grow? I’d love to hear your stories, you can share them in the comments below.

I’ve been doing a series of posts: Tips and Tricks for a Green Lawn. If you missed any of the tips you can read Post 1, Post 2, Post 3, and Post 4.


  1. Hi Paula,
    We bought our house in the Fall of last year and I am so excited to see what comes up this spring. My Daffodils just bloomed this week. Miracle Grow is a must have!
    Lovely pictures of your garden.

  2. Miracle grow, that is awesome stuff inside or out, trust me it really works LOVE IT

  3. I’m all about the flowers too! I love our peonies – they look a lot like yours. My parents tried to take a dogwood from my grandparents’ house years ago, but it didn’t make it. They had beautiful dogwoods.

  4. I am just as crazy Paula, I move my plants with me as well. 🙂 I am so ready for spring, but we need to get above freezing before anything will start to grow! I LOVE Lantana, there is a pink/yellow/peach mix that is my favorite!! You are so lucky to be able to plant already. 🙂

  5. Gorgeous flowers! I am exactly the same way about my yard – I love the flowers and blooms but the rest I would rather have someone manage. Our soil in is very sandy in some areas – will have to try the Miracle Gro!!

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