Laura Adams got a new camera and made some beautiful pictures of the Myrtle Hill meditation garden in early spring.

The garden in the historical cemetery in Rome, Georgia, was started in 2016. There seems to be something magic about this garden. It was built on the theme of “Three Rivers and Seven Hills,” and some very good soil was hauled in to build the “seven hills.” It just seems that everything I plant in this garden thrives. Maybe it’s the quiet neighborhood.

Here’s the garden tour. Thank you Laura for the beautiful pictures

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The stone walkway represents the three rivers of Rome
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Dianthus in a rock bed. A dependable perennial
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lovely spring iris
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The hillside supports the plants. The plants maintain the hillside symbiosis at its best
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The Japanese maples will eventually form an arch over the walk way
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Their common name is “Sweet William.” They are a member of the same family as the carnation.
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The ornamental iron fencing was a gift from Mike McDougald from his childhood home
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The comfy benches are nested into a planting of fragrant gardenias and tea olives
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several boulders have been placed for sitting, enjoyment, and pondering
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a wonderful year for iris blooms

 

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The photographer took care to frame the shots just right

 

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I love the window to the mountains framed by the overhanging Japanese maples.
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a study in blues and purples

 

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Summer color will be added to the garden during the first part of May
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A walk through this garden will provide a connection with serenity and peace.

 

I don’t know about you but I truly enjoyed the tour. Now I will have to get out my pruning shears and go over there to clip a few tips.

There is a story to this garden. I posted it a while back. To see the story of the garden click here

 

Published by John P.Schulz

I lost my vocal cords a while back due to throat cancer. The laryngectomy sent me on a quest to find and learn to use my new, altered voice. I am able to talk now with a really small and neat new prosthesis. My writing reflects what I have learned in my search for a voice. My site johnschulzauthor.com publishes a daily motivational quote and a personal comment. I write an article a week for my blog, johntheplantman.com which deals with a lot of the things that I do in the garden. I am also the author of Requiem for a Redneck and the new Redemption for a Redneck--novels portraying the lives and doings of folks around the north Georgia hills. I have an English Education degree from the University of Georgia and very happily married to the lovely Dekie Hicks. You may enjoy my daily Quotes and Notes at http://johnschulzauthor.com/

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4 Comments

  1. Thank you for sharing, John. I thought of Sweet Sam Spector while viewing these lovely photographs. I like knowing he is surrounded by beauty.

  2. I’m not really sure what they are, Tony. All of the iris plants, several of the trees and other specialties came from the yards of donors. I do know that the white iris blooms are the Japanese rooftop variety. This was a wonderful project because it involved a lot of people in the Rome community.

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