I am an avid gardener who is still learning through trial and error. I remember when I started gardening years back. I went to the Garden Center and purchased several perennials not really knowing how to care for them. They did OK that year but during the next spring when things start to grow I pulled most of them thinking they were weeds (dumb huh). I've burned plants, over and under watered, planted in sun when they needed shade and made every mistake one can. Now I consider myself not too bad of a gardener (always learning). I grow all the vegetables organically. I try to use only organic products in the flower beds too. I like Fish Emulsion, Tomato-Tone and Ladybugs. Please check out my photos. I would love to here from you.
I just saw the pictures of your landscaping. Very nice! I am just starting on all of my landscaping. In particular I noticed several pictures of what appears to be a Maypop vine, and was wondering if you have had success keeping it alive outside through one of our winters? Some resources say that it is winter hardy zones 4-9, and some say 6-9. I look forward to posting some beautiful pictures once my yard is established!
Your house and garden are soooo beautiful! I can't believe you've done so much in only three years. I love everything in your yard, especially the bougainvillia. Nonconformist7 called one of your plants a "Maypop." My mother (from South Carolina) also used that name. I call it a Passion Flower Vine. I guess the plant goes by both names. It produces many,many new plants in my Zone 7a garden.