In historic Hillsborough, North Carolina, a passionate gardener pays homage to an old landscape while making it her own
Nancy added this tiny secret garden in the 1980s. It has a sitting area with wrought iron furniture and a planted iron kettle. A small vegetable garden along the iron fence is filled with an assortment of tomatoes, chard, beans, cucumbers, okra, and squash.
A generous planting of golden variegated sweet flag (Acorus gramineus ‘Ogon’) fills the kettle, with golden creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia ‘Aurea’) spilling out and onto the gravel below.