Making Art with the Garden
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Today we are in Memphis, Tennessee, visiting Renee’s garden.
My name is Renee and I have been gardening for 11 years. We have been in our current property for six years. I did all of the design and much of the work myself. I also do most of the maintenance myself. When people ask me who I am, I say that I am a mother / wife, a doctor and a gardener. Last year with the pandemic, my gardening was especially important to manage the stress of my job. I have two children, one with special needs. He loves gardening with me and it has been therapeutic for him too. Being in the garden together has become a family affair. Before I became a doctor I was a visual artist and I believe that gardening has become my artistic field. There are several different areas of my garden: the back garden, the rose garden, the patio garden, the front shade garden and the front sun garden.
A nice view of the garden with foxglove tips (Digitalis purpurea, zones 4–9).
Intense deep blue hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla, zones 5–9) blooms. Renee clearly gave these plants the acidic soil that allows them to produce the bluest flowers.
A peony (Paeonia hybrid, zones 3–8) in soft pink tones.
Detail of a beautiful David Austin hybrid rose, ‘The Ancient Mariner’ (Zones 5–10), with layer upon layer of fragrant pink petals.
A dreamy mass of ‘The Ancient Mariner’ in full bloom. How good must it smell!
More beautiful roses grow along the fence.
What a beautiful view. I love the winding grass path and the clouds of pink dogwood (Cornus florida, zones 5-9) hanging over me.
How magical would it be to sit back in this chair and soak up this garden scene? I imagine Renee would need this space to cope with the stress of working as a doctor during the pandemic.
One last look at this wonderful garden. Thanks for sharing, Renee! If you’d like to see more of this garden, check out Renee’s Instagram: @thepsychgarden
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