Tuesday, July 8, 2014

More lilies

The lilies are spectacular this year (with the exception of those annoying white flies that leave the powdery residue).

"Caravan" - 7 feet tall and gorgeous color
 
 
"Scheherazade" - another 7 feet tall lily with loads of blooms


 
Tiger Lily


Text and photos by Phillip Oliver, Dirt Therapy

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Friday, July 4, 2014

Lily "Stargazer"


"Stargazer" lily - one of the best. This lily always blooms faithfully and it is mostly in shade. I used to grow it in a pot but transplanted it years ago to the ground. It now grows in our little vegetable garden.

Text and photos by Phillip Oliver, Dirt Therapy

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Our house is for sale



Our house is for sale!

We have lived in this house for 22 years. The house was built in 1924 and we were only the fourth owners. It is a wonderful sound house with lots of character and you all know what the gardens are like! We have put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into the house and garden and it will be difficult to give it up but it is time to move onto the next phase of our lives.

Our house is located close to downtown - only a few blocks from downtown actually - and 7 blocks from the UNA campus. Despite being so close to town (just one block off of Dr. Hicks Blvd.), this is a very quiet neighborhood. I worked outside by the front street this morning and only 1 car drove by. With all the landscaping, the grounds are very private and you cannot easily see neighbor's houses. There are lots of birds and wildlife. The property covers two city lots and is around 3/4 acre. It is really like being in the country.

To see photos of the progress we made over the years, visit my website "A Southern Garden" and click on "Garden Photos".

If you are interested or know someone who is, the real estate listing is here - MLS #387824
For more information, please contact Babs Campbell at 256-366-3090. 

If you have any questions about the house that I can answer, please let me know!

I have had several requests for garden tours - that is perfectly okay for the time being. The peak time to see the garden is around Mother's Day. Just let me know if you are interested.  

An aside - A few days ago our realtor was talking with us in the breakfast nook and the birds were outside the window going to town on the feeders. Suddenly she said, "Look at those pretty bluebirds!". I knew that we didn't get bluebirds in our garden. They were Indigo Buntings! The first I've ever seen outside of a book. I hope this was a good omen of  good things to come.







Text and photos by Phillip Oliver, Dirt Therapy

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