Coastal Liberty County has some gorgeous plants, and you wouldn’t think that during some of the warm temperatures we’ve been having that most of them would be blooming, but that’s the glory of the coast, something is always in season and our south Georgia sun knows how to grow some pretty flowers! Enjoy this pictorial blog all about flowers on the Liberty County coast.

 

Water lilies are blooming all over coastal Georgia already. Some people consider it to be an invasive species of flower because it can literally take over a pond or small lake, however we consider them to be absolutely gorgeous! There’s nothing quiet like looking out over a pond covered in these beauties. Take a drive out to the Isle of Wight in Midway, and you’ll see plenty floating around!

The beach morning glory is a common creeping vine that typically grows along the upper part of the beaches and can survive the salt air. In Liberty County you’ll find them creeping along a fence, up trees and even alongside the ground close to the coast where the air is the saltiest! It is known as one of the hardiest of the salt tolerant plants and the seeds actually float and are unaffected by salt water! You will find them abloom first thing on a summer morning and then closing for the heat of mid-day to reopen again in the evening.

The bottlebrush tree is actually native to Australia believe it or not but has been widely cultivated in the US, especially in coastal communities because it likes moist conditions. Folks in Liberty County have been known to use it as a privacy screen around property that still provides a beautiful view with its bottlebrush vivid red flowers. Since it loves the heat we can certainly accommodate in the summertime!

 

Photo by Bianca Croft

 

The swamp hibiscus is a shrub-like water loving plant. With big, showy flowers it sure is hard to miss and will bring a smile to your face every time. The plant itself can get up to 10 feet tall and works well as a perennial border. They are also a haven for birds, especially hummingbirds and butterflies!

Photo by Bianca Croft

 

Who doesn’t love a big beautiful sunflower? We have our fair share in coastal Liberty County, with this sunny yellow flower adoring our massive amounts of sunshine and rich soil.

The magnolia is one of the most graceful of flowers and seen all over Liberty County. It is theorized that magnolias actually predate bees and that they were pollinated by beetles! This fragrant white flower can be seen throughout the county in yards, on roadsides and in parks.

Photo by Bianca Croft

 

Hydrangeas are one of our favorite flowers, and you can come visit us here at the historic Bacon Fraser House if you want to view some up close and personal! We have some of the traditional mophead variety, like those pictured here, as well as the oakleaf variety which absolutely love a hot summer!

We hope you fall in love with the flowers of a Liberty County summer and come explore with us!