Most of us know and love Jeff Calton's garden down in Tennessee, but there's always something new to see, and for those of you who are new to his garden, you're in for a treat! We'll spend the next 3 days with Jeff, and I'm sure he will chime in to answer any questions, act all humble and stuff, etc. Don't be fooled. This guy knows his stuff.... Plus, he's always been number one on my list of gardeners I want to meet in person someday, which might happen the next time we visit the 'rents in southwestern Virginia. I just know that after 10 minutes in his presence, my husband will stare at me in wonder at my stronger-than-ever southern accent. Part of that will be the fault of the apple pie moonshine... It will be a good time. Jeff, let's make it happen!
About today's batch of photos, Jeff says, "I moved into this house 23 years ago just prior to my daughter's birth. We had 4 boxwoods, 3 roses, and one tulip. That was all ripped out except for 2 boxwoods and I started digging holes. Now, 2 grandchildren later and I am STILL digging holes, but I have a 3-year-old helper, which makes it take twice as long but three times as much fun. I have no idea how many plants I have installed or how many different species there are in the yard. I am currently using 3 acres for lawn and plantings here in the hills of upper east Tennessee. As awesome as ever, Jeff. More tomorrow.