Creating a wildlife haven one plant at a time


Welcome to Southern Meadows!  A private natural garden where we encourage wildlife to come and live.

I'm so happy you're here and hope you enjoy a little taste of rural Georgia where we garden in the Piedmont region (zone 7b/8a) on almost 10 acres of red clay.  Our goal is to reclaim this former agricultural land overrun with invasive plants into a peaceful refuge that we can share with family and friends and all the wildlife that will give us the privilege of providing them a home.

I love playing in the dirt and am incapable of visiting a plant nursery and coming home empty handed. I am always on the hunt for new plants to add to our garden that will help attract and support native pollinators and birds.

Books are collected around here and we have an extensive home library that continues to grow because I just can't pass up a good book on gardening. There just aren't enough hours in the day for reading and gardening.

Visiting other gardens, both private and public, nature preserves, wilderness areas, and parks and soaking in all the garden inspiration, creativity and plant know how fellow gardeners and nature advocates share is a favorite hobby of mine.

On the blog I write about our trials, tribulations but mostly triumphs growing plants, attracting pollinators, birds, amphibians, snakes and other beneficial wildlife and lots of other gardening goodness.

I am a Georgia Master Gardener and native plant advocate. I hold a Certificate in Native Plants from the Georgia State Botanical Garden. I love to share my experiences and knowledge on pollinator gardening, habitat gardening, gardening for butterflies and moths and other garden related topics.

I am a Junior Master Gardener leader and teach classes for children on how to grow your own food, the importance of pollinators, sustainable gardening practices, composting and garden art.

Southern Meadows is a certified wildlife habitat, butterfly garden, pollinator habitat and monarch waystation.

Thank you for visiting and I hope you will join me as I share nature as I see it through my lens.

happy digging ~ Karin