2017 Flowers of the Garden

The 2017 Flowers of the Garden era has begun for Jim & Charlotte’s Garden.  Over the course of the spring, summer and fall you will find photos and descriptions of some of the happenings in our flower and vegetable garden.  Your comments are welcome.


2017-03-25 – Solomon’s Seal (polygonatum odoratum)

Flowering Solomon’s Seal

My friend David Funderburk posted on Facebook a photo of his perennial Solomon’s Seal (polygonatum odoratum) and I couldn’t resist sharing one of ours. We have a couple of containers of Solomon’s Seal that have been in the same pots for about 15 years. We took them with us when we moved to our new home in The Village at Deaton Creek in Northeast Georgia 3 1/2 years ago.

Solomon’s Seal requires little to no attention.  It can be grown directly in the soil in part to full shade or in a container that allows room for spreading. They tolerate wet and semi-dry soils equally well. They have beautiful little showy white flowers in the shape of miniature bells. The plant is native to Europe, the Caucasus, Siberia, the Russian Far East, China, Mongolia, Korea and Japan; but has adapted well to USA gardens.  The rhizomes are still used as medicinal cures by many traditional Chinese and Koreans. What a beautiful flowering plant. God’s creation is no accident!


 2017-02-26 to 2017-03-03 – Mentone Daffodils Galore Video

Jim & Charlotte’s Garden is coming to life again!! Just the beginning of the season and the Daffodils are at their glorious peak. Other early flowering plants such as Carolina Jessamine, Bridalwreath Spirea, and Vinca Minor are also beginning to peak.  The red-tailed hawks are again raising their young and hunting for food for their chicks along our spring fed creek.  Enjoy!!