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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Field Trip Through the yard and Then Out Into The Neighborhood

This is one of the larger dug-up rocks (35"x21")

This sedge is growing on a wet spot in the backyard

This witch hazel never drops its leaves

Blooms on the Carolina Jessamine

Another animal rock

Phacelia bipinnatifida, really it is in there....

I am going out and about to take some photos of the neighborhood and the parks that show clearly the Central Basin's topography and plants. Nashville has some beautiful rolling hills, parks with steep ridges (fun trails to walk) and lots of exposed limestone.

In the meantime here are some random photos of rocks that I have dug and some favorite plants. These are untouched, unremarkable and show all the flaws in my wild garden.

The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks.
- Tennessee Williams


  1. Love the rocks, people may not realize how the interstate highways that run through Nashville show exposed layers of beautiful rock. I always found that fascinating.

    Frances at Faire Garden

  2. Frances,

    That interstate rock is probably about 500 million years old and lies beneath the Nashville Basin. I love the rocks, too.


  3. nice pictures. i am enjoying getting to know your gardens!


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