My personal piece of heaven

  Here is a picture of my garden view from my back porch.  I am blessed!  From this view I can see how things have filled out and there is nearly no brown space between plants visible.  My crape myrtles do not bloom as prolifically as they should because they get shade from about 3 pm on.  But they are a vibrant red.  This is near the end of the season.  I have tried to incorporate lots of different leaf…

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I'm Lyn Richards, a Master Gardener who lives on the Northwest side of "Famously Hot" Columbia, SC.  We have brutal summers, hard red clay soil, and winters that are unpredictable.  In my former life I was a CPA.  I've been set free from my desk to be outdoors as much as possible in my mixed border, perennial garden.  I do flowers and have no luck with vegetables. My garden "design" is to plant things that I love in the right…