It was here in Georgia where I first met my biggest gardening nemesis - the problematic Red Clay dirt.
|Part of the yard with the infamous Georgia red clay that is so prominent in the region.|
|The red color of the clay is due to iron oxides.|
|Even the leaves in this puddle are covered with red clay.|
|Most plants cannot survive such badly-draining soil.|
|Having red clay soil can also lead to problems with erosion. In this spot, the soil around the base of the tree has been washed away over time, exposing some interesting roots.|
|Thankfully there are a few plants that do well in clay, like many hollies.|
|Mr. Red House bought me a new tool to help dig through the clay, which I am excited to try out!|