A Gallery of Gardens Awaits You

A Gallery of Gardens Awaits You

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  This edition of Plain Gardening takes place in the beautiful yard and garden of John and Joan Dixon.  Theirs is one of 8 homes on the Mobile Botanical Gardens Gallery of Gardens Tour taking place today and tomorrow (Friday and Saturday, May 2 and 3).  Garden Guru Bill Finch took us on a tour.

The shade of a spectacular oak means trouble for a traditional grass yard, so the Dixon's filled the front with ferns and palmettos, appropriate for their Palmetto Drive address.  A shady, quiet walk around the corner takes you to a sun-filled backyard with a small pool and fountains.  Greenery is everywhere.  There's something different around every corner, including a small Zen-style garden.

Bill says one of the great things about the Gallery of Gardens is that it stirs your imagination, showing you possibilities and ideas that you can translate to your own yard and garden.  The Dixons, for example, made great use of limited space,  Other Gallery gardens are more expansive, or shadier, or sunnier...and each situation is dealt with using an individual--and beautiful--solution.

Check it out for yourself!  Visit mobilebotanicalgardens.org for ticket information.  Proceeds benefit the Mobile Botanical Gardens.

 
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