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Since I was a little girl I have always admired the different garden styles, but the Southern style garden has always been my favorite. A Southern garden is a place to relax, a place to sit back and slow down.

5 Elements of a Southern Style Garden by Carmen Johnston Gardens

When I found this sweet, Southern gem I just knew I had to share it with all of you because it has all 5 Elements of a Southern Style Garden.

1. Swing, swing!

5 Elements of a Southern Style Garden by Carmen Johnston Gardens

During the hot, humid days of summer, there is nothing quite like swinging in the Southern breeze. Also, how great is this pergola? It is the entryway into the pool area. Such a nice touch!

2. Fresh Veggies

5 Elements of a Southern Style Garden by Carmen Johnston Gardens

I love how these vegetable plots are casually placed in the middle of the grass. Such a great twist on the traditional raised bed.

3. Steps for Strollin’

5 Elements of a Southern Style Garden by Carmen Johnston Gardens

Lush grass really helps to soften the steps, don’t you think? This is the perfect place for strolling, arm in arm, with a sweet friend.

4. Boxwoods, baby!

5 Elements of a Southern Style Garden by Carmen Johnston Gardens

Crochet, anyone? Boxwoods are the best way to create an intimate space for playing lawn games or just lounging around. (Tip: Elevate seating above retaining walls for even more space.)

5. Vintage Charm

5 Elements of a Southern Style Garden by Carmen Johnston Gardens

Vintage touches always add some Southern charm. Such an inviting element!

5 Elements of a Southern Style Garden by Carmen Johnston Gardens

Now you know what it takes to create a true Southern style garden. All that’s missing is a tall glass of sweet tea.

Have a great week, everyone!

DIY Succulent Garden 4

Be sure to check out this gorgeous succulent garden while you are here!

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