Here is a part of our gardens, out beside the driveway to the barn. It is edged , but we have allowed milkweeds to grow (the blossoms are removed after we smell them, before the seeds mature to be blown away).
There is a red Celosia (Cock's Comb), one of Judy's favorite drying flowers for later arrangements. Behind those stands our breakroom, an old corn crib, where we take rest breaks – we used to have 28 peacocks, and when we would holler to each other, let's take a REST in the breakROOM, all the peacocks heard was REST ROOM, and we had to wash the seats too often, so I built a door out of lattice wood, put it up Feb. 3 way back, and the next A.M. I took a picture of 28 peacocks, waiting for it to open.
One of our water lines is running from our well to our grape arbor and another flower garden behind us; the maple tree we planted probably 20 some years ago; our vegetable garden is beyond it; and Trumpet Vine climbs over the wire walls of the corn crib, which we prune usually twice per year.
Judy doesn't like me climbing ladders, but she went to a sewing conference in Atlanta, and one morning, when I awoke at 3 with nothing to do, I thought I'd go prune the trumpet vine, but I mis-rembered the diameter of the corncrib – just above the door – but it will grow out by the time it gets hot next year.
Bob and Judy Smith live in the Columbia City area.