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My first flower garden.

daveshockleydaveshockley Waynesboro, Virginia USAPosts: 30
I have only been into gardening for about 6 months after my wife introduced me to Gardeners World show and Monty Don.  I am posting my first flower garden and I would like suggestions.  Thank you.

Dave Shockley
Waynesboro, Virginia USA
[email protected]

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  • K67K67 Leicestershire Posts: 2,508
    Welcome!
    This is mainly a British forum so Hard to suggest what would grow for you , all depends on your soil, sun aspect and what style you like. 
  • tessagardenbarmytessagardenbarmy York,North YorkshirePosts: 346
    Welcome to the wonderful world of gardening. Be warned it's a very infectious bug and can be an extremely expensive habit. However there are so many compensations.
  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,532
    You're doing well there Dave.  The uneven shaped stones and the weathered wooden bench give it an air of informality.  And the grass isn't overly manicured.
  • daveshockleydaveshockley Waynesboro, Virginia USAPosts: 30
    I see.  Let me do a little research on the family names of what I now have and maybe that will help.
    Dave Shockley
    Waynesboro, Virginia USA
    [email protected]

  • daveshockleydaveshockley Waynesboro, Virginia USAPosts: 30
    Thank you for your comments. I am enjoying everyone's support.  I hope more will comment.  I will post more photographs soon to show more of what I am doing.  Some of it is a little more whimsical for the little ones when they visit.

    Gardeners are such friendly people.

    Dave.
    Dave Shockley
    Waynesboro, Virginia USA
    [email protected]

  • AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 4,383
    Welcome @shockley.dave. You have made a great start on your new hobby! I love the oranges and lime colours together - I have a similar colour scheme in one of my beds. Is it a sunny border/sunny climate? You may find that the Japanese Maple/Acer will be prone to scorching if so, however, it is looking fantastic. Is the Acer new to you? You will have a treat from it when Autumn comes (Fall!) 🍁
    My garden and I live in South Wales. 
  • daveshockleydaveshockley Waynesboro, Virginia USAPosts: 30
    Hazel I am still learning the names of the flowers.  My wife buys them and I plant.  She is not well enough to do that yet, but I am loving it.  Thanks for your response.

    Dave
    Dave Shockley
    Waynesboro, Virginia USA
    [email protected]

  • daveshockleydaveshockley Waynesboro, Virginia USAPosts: 30
    @AuntyRach thank you.  We have been carting around the Acer for a few years in a pot until we found a permanent home.  We plan to move it in the late falls to a spot all it's own.

    I hope to see everyones gardens here as soon as I learn my way around this program.

    Thank you again for your response.

    Dave.
    Dave Shockley
    Waynesboro, Virginia USA
    [email protected]

  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen Spain.Posts: 5,153
    Two good sites for inspiration, Dave are thespruce.com and bhg.com, both US sites and often feature plants for a specific US climate.  Think you have made a great start. The Acer is a lovely specimen tree that would look good in its own large pot, then you can move it around to fond the best position - they tend turn green in full sun as well as go crispy!
  • daveshockleydaveshockley Waynesboro, Virginia USAPosts: 30
    @Nollie Thank you for the suggestions.  I will take a look at thespruce.com  I looked at bhg.com yesterday looking for design software.  I really appreciate your comments. Here are a few more photos.  I hope this isn't taboo, but I added a little Whimsical section for the grandchildren.  Now I need to take a look at everyone's gardens.  What is the easiest way to do that? I will click on the names and see what happens.  Best Regards
    Dave Shockley
    Waynesboro, Virginia USA
    [email protected]

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