Garden Photos forum: my dry garden in the south of France near Montpellier Languedoc Roussillon

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Mar 17, 2016 12:53 PM CST
just joined - so here is an image of my windswept garden in France . This is a 'jardin sec' or dry garden ie no watering system. we rely on the winter and spring rains and after May we may not have any rain until September or October. all the plants have to love the alkaline soil, find their feet quick and get their roots down to reach their own water. after 10 years or trial and error we have a fantastic range of plants both Mediterranean and from northern Europe, and elsewhere that have survived and thrived! grasses,roses,bulbs,phlomis,lavenders,santolinas,euphorbias,salvias,thymes,cistus annuals,irises etc; Enjoy!
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Name: Sandi
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Mar 17, 2016 1:09 PM CST
What a lovely garden! welcome to ATP!
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Mar 17, 2016 1:39 PM CST
I'll second that, welcome.
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
Name: Philip
Ireland,.The Midlands. (Zone 8a)
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Mar 18, 2016 8:23 PM CST
Very enjoyable to view those images,..loved every one,..welcome to ATP Welcome!
Name: Dirt
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Mar 19, 2016 7:39 AM CST
Name: Jolana
Seguin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Mar 19, 2016 9:59 AM CST
Love your gardens !
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You're always learning !
Helen Mirren
Minnesota and Alaska (Zone 3a)
Mar 31, 2016 11:19 AM CST
Welcome! Your pictures of your garden are a perfect remedy for my winter weary eyes. So beautiful and the work you must have done to create it. I especially liked the pictures of the roses and then the iris in front of the grasses, a perfect illustration of contrasting textures bringing something more to the whole. Lovely!

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