Laurel’s Gardens at a Vineyard Leave a comment

Today on the GPOD we’ve got photos from Laurel Prothro, gardener at Arrington Vineyards in Nashville, Tennessee.

We just went through an exhausting reset of the hardscape, removing masses of dead laurels after the catastrophic freeze we had earlier in the year. We had to remove our main front and center deodar cedars (Cedrus deodara, Zones 7–8) at the entrance to the Lodge and Cellar Patio. OMG, what a big deal. It was so sad, but we will see now what we come up with.

plants in pots prepared for planting in front of vineyard saloonPots are lined out for a new planting in front of the saloon at the vineyard.

another view of shrubs being laid out before plantingThose new shrubs are going to look great!

two-tiered container planting with small pink flowersThis two-tiered plant by the walk is very cool, and the half-barrel really fits with the look of the vineyard buildings.

close up of container planting with bright pink begoniasBeautiful begonias (Begonia hybrid, Zones 10–12 or as an annual) bring a bit of color to a mostly foliage container planting.

close up of bright pink Scarlet O’Hara peony‘Scarlet O’Hara’ peony (Paeonia ‘Scarlet O’Hara’, Zones 4–8) is one of the better peonies for southern climates, where peonies tend to fail.

large hosta with a no parking sign in the middleThere is no parking by this beautiful hosta, but you can stop to admire it as you walk by!

garden bed on side of building with various ornamental grasses and annual flowers with a bison statueAn edging of marigolds (Tagetes, annual) provide bright, summer-long, brilliant color to this bed.

collage of four photos showing off white smooth hydrangeasIn these views around the vineyard, smooth hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens, Zones 3–9) is blooming in so many places with masses of white flowers.

If you want to see more from Laurel, check out her Instagram: @unmasterfulgardener


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