Friday, April 22, 2011

Gardening at its Finest

 Last year I met LaRue in Scottsboro, just off the mountain along the river. She has run her husband John's nursery since his passing in 2000. John had a vision, he made it real and he lives on through is wife's loving care of this spectacular property. She is amazing, and sweeter than southern tea! Her gardens are filled with color, welcoming, and inspiring.
My new friend Deborah form Helena, Alabama joined us for a tour. Please visit her Journal to see her beautiful post on her visit to John's Native Gardens.

Take a little walk with us and enjoy the view.












LaRue specializes in native Azaleas, Rhododendrons, conifers, ferns and many other beautiful southern plants and shrubs. If you are in northern Alabama you should be sure to make a trip to Scottsboro. You will be so glad you did!
I've started a blog for LaRue and you can find more information at John's Native Azaleas
Happy Easter all!


19 comments:

Missouri Gal said...

Wonderful photos!!!

Mary said...

wow...everything is so beautiful. I really like that fern photo.

Frank said...

What a wonderful day you had together .. kindred spirits touring a glorious garden full of treasures.

Well done you for setting up the lovely blog fpr LaRue.

Karin / Southern Meadows said...

What a beautiful place and lovely to read that John's legacy lives on. I love native azaleas! Every year I plant more in my woodland garden.

Dog Trot Farm said...

What a magical place...oh how I would love to visit...maybe someday. Eve, your photos are just lovely, and how nice to meet a new blogging friend...I am off to visit her blog...Thanks for sharing.

myhesperidesgarden said...

Thanks for visiting me, I enjoyed hearing more about the LaRue garden and especially seeing the swallowtail butterfly. I have them in my garden too and I think it is so wonderful that the same butterfly is in two such wildly different places on different sides of the world! Christina

Rural Rambler said...

Good Morning Evis! A beautiful blog entry and story. I have been reading Deb's blog for a bit now and I enjoy it very much! I enjoyed this stroll thru John's Garden and your pictures are lovely and very wonderfully Eve-Like! I checked out the blog you did for LaRue and it is full of wonderful things! Very nice, made me smile. Made my heart happy! Bet you and Deb had Italians :)

Eve said...

Thanks MG!

Thank you Mary I love ferns!

Thanks Frank!

Hi Julie, I bet someday you will be here to visit her gardens! Can't wait!

Hi Christina! Thanks! What would we do without our butterflies!! Hope to see some of yours this season!

RR!! We had ham and cheese crossants (panninned?) sorry about that spelling...sweet tea and applecake!! YUMMY! Deb said...I didn't know how hungry I was til I took a bite of this!! hahaha! it sure was a fun day!

Kerry Hawkins said...

Wonderful shots for spring! Thank you for sharing this garden

Rural Rambler said...

The new blog header!!!!!!!!!! Fantastical!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eve said...

Thanks Kerry glad you enjoyed it!

Thanks Pixarrillio!!!

Dog Trot Farm said...

Easter Greetings! Thinking of you, loved your post! Can you believe it is snowing here and we have a wood fire going! Where is spring? Oh, that's right in Alabama!

Eve said...

SNOWING!!! NOOOOOO!

debsgarden said...

Eve, your photos are wonderful! I love fern and the one with the butterfly! We really had a great visit, and I am looking forward to going back.

bluekat said...

What a lovely place. I love seeing the Rhodies and Azaleas in bloom, so pretty. It looks like a lovely place to spend an afternoon.

Happy Easter!

bunnits said...

What a lovely place. Thanks for sharing. I'll have to try to get over there.

Casa Mariposa said...

What an amazing place!! There is a nusery similar to John's several hours from where I live. I've always wanted to go but just haven't made the trip yet. It looks like one of those wonderful, homey places where you never want to leave once you get there!

Rebecca said...

What a great place, wish I could go! Love the wine bottle tree:) Great photos, and I LOVE your new header!

Toni said...

I read Deb's post, too, about y'all's visit to LaRue's garden. Sounds like a wonderful time of gardens and new friends. Gorgeous pictures, as usual!