I’m so excited to share this post – Flower Gardening Ideas: 3 Sisters in 3 Gardening Zones. I have two sisters – one lives in Colorado (zone 5), one lives in South Carolina (zone 8) and I live in Minnesota (zone 4), and the coolest thing is we all garden. We each have our own style, but all of our gardens are gorgeous and I want to share them with you today.
Before we get started, I have to tell you this funny little story. I like to go to local gardener’s plant sales, so I always keep a look out for them in the spring. A few years ago, I saw a sign that was advertising “3 Sisters Plant Sale”, so I got all nostalgic thinking about my sisters and how if we lived closer to each other we could have our own 3 Sisters Plant Sale. Impulsively, I followed the signs and they took me to the closest convent. Thus, the 3 Sisters Plant Sale was not at all what I was thinking.
It’s time to sit back, relax and enjoy the virtual tour full of colorful eye candy – Flower Gardening Ideas: 3 Sisters in 3 Gardening Zones.
Susan’s Colorado Flower Gardens
I don’t even know how to describe Susan’s gardening style – her gardens are chock-full of color and she probably grows close to a hundred different varieties of flowers. Between the three of us, she has the most spring bulbs. I’m in a race to beat her, until I actually have to plant those bulbs in the fall and then I don’t even care if she has more than me.
I’m starting with this picture first, showing the compost and raised beds in the background. Yep, she’s a real gardener and the rest of the pictures are sheer perfection.
Look at all the color and texture.
Loads and loads of color.
I think this one is my favorite, because I go ga-ga over daylilies and lilies.
The subtle tiers are amazing.
Becky’s South Carolina Gardens
Becky’s gardens are a little more structured than mine and Susan’s, and she uses more flowering shrubs in her landscape than perennials.
This girl can grow azaleas and I’m so jealous. It was one of our momma’s favorite flowers.
And roses, both of my sisters can grow roses. I can grow anything, except roses. Just don’t ask.
Becky does amazing seasonal arrangements and vignettes. Check these out.
This one was put together with stuff she found in the woods.
I love this sweet angel vignette.
Joanna’s Minnesota Gardens
I’m actually the middle sister, but I’ll go last today. Since most of the pictures on my blog posts have been from my current home, today I’m sharing pictures from my Minnesota gardens at my former home. My style is very similar to Susan’s, but I like to incorporate more junk and flea market finds.
I loved this little pond, but it was so much work that we filled it in a few years before we decided to sell our home.
My miniature hosta garden. These littles had to stay behind, but I did start a miniature gnome garden at our new home.
I rearrange plants like a decorator rearranges furniture, so much so that this border never looked the same from one year to the next.
The color combination of the Purple Rooster Monarda and the Something Beautiful Daylily is spectacular.
And some more spectacular pops of color.
One last view of the pond. I haven’t quite decided if we will add a water feature like a pond or stream at our new home.
One final picture that I can’t resist sharing, even though its not the most flattering and we’ve all lost weight since this picture was taken, still it’s us, doing what we do – 3 sisters talking gardening.
I hope you’ve enjoyed your tour full of flower eye candy today and are taking away some flower gardening ideas from 3 sisters in 3 gardening zones. I miss my crazy garden girls, but when we are able to get together, we do make the most of our time.
If this is your first visit to Gingham Gardens, please feel free to make yourself at home and have a look around. Stop back soon!
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