“She took a step and didn’t want to take any more,

but she did.”

Markus Zusak

The cold of May was left behind.  Though magnolias bloomed, OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAthe raw chill seeped through the skin and threatened to freeze the heart.

Moving to Savannah was a big step.  The sun is hot here and you expect the deep cold of the North to be left behind.  Hot and so strong, so you choose colors for the garden that will stand up to it.  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA The scent of gardenia greets as you come in and go out.  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAStep by step, you wait for the warmth to spread and stay.

About Jayne in Georgia

Wife, mother, and owner of pets much loved. Gardener of three decades, amateur photographer, ardent about art, antiques and books.
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10 Responses to MAY MOVING

  1. Christine says:

    Lovely containers, you are so missed here in the cold northeast, but look forward to your blogs from the South and your new gardening experiences.


  2. Dawn says:

    Your new home and garden will begin to feel like “Home Sweet Home” with time. Surround yourself with all of your favorite books, art, music… and flowers. It must be so interesting to learn about the plants that will thrive in your Southern garden, Jayne. Your container gardens are gorgeous! So happy that you can share Savannah with all of us! ♡


  3. Great advice! Thank you!!!!


  4. Karen B. says:

    It will be fun to hear what you learn about gardening in Savannah’s zone 9. I live in Southern California and we’re zone 9. We can’t grow peony or lilac, but there’s still a lot of beautiful plants that thrive in the zone.


  5. Oh how I love Savannah!! We used to go to Hilton Head every summer and we always took a trip to Savannah. Gorgeous place to live! The magnolias are amazing!


  6. jody says:

    if it is beautiful and grows where you are, you will discover it – of this I am certain.


  7. I’m so glad you stopped by my blog, since it allowed me to discover yours. We have a lot in common – Northeasterns, work in the arts (I did fundraising for museums until very recently), and now, sort-of Southerners. You picked a gem in Savannah – it’s my favorite small city in the USA. Gorgeous, and great food to boot! You’ll have so much fun picking out plants that would never have survived in CT. My advice – focus on heat tolerance, not cold hardiness. Heat’s the killer here.


  8. Sunil Patel says:

    Hi Jayne, it sounds like you may be doing a lot of planting for shade from the hot sun. There should be a wider range of plants to choose from and it’ll be very exciting discovering and learning about the new plants that you can grow.


  9. You’re so right, it is only June and already the days are HOT! The sun is fierce, but there are cool breezes in the evening and morning , good for plants and gardens!


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