Wednesday, March 9, 2011

My Cottage Garden

Little green things are popping up!  Bulb plants that have been quietly waiting all winter!  These I believe are small tulips.  
Hyacinths.  I just love being in the garden and seeing all the life that is there.  Soon it will be time for weeding and mulch.

When we build the addition - my parents in law quarters - my cottage garden will be relocated.  A porch is going where this garden is now located.  I don't know whether to move it to the front of the porch or maybe make an enclosed garden with a gate!  Oooh, I love that idea!  Now where to put it?  Wouldn't that be thrilling to go in through a garden gate and have a place to sit and read and dream?!
Of course, this birdhouse will be in the cottage garden.  I love it!

My cottage garden has, peonies, daisies, purple cone flowers, black eyed susans, roses, salvia, hydrangea, spirea, fever few, a hibiscus, and some daisy like mums that bloom in late summer into the fall.  I plan to keep them all and possibly add some others.

What are your favorite cottage flowers?  What should I add?

5 comments:

  1. Funny, I am sitting here perusing websites on soil pH and perennial pruning instructions, etc. I've been making myself a written list of what to do with each of my perennials and which ones I would like to get more of and which ones to divide.

    I have some cool ideas to play with out front this Spring which should pay big dividends in mid to late Summer.

    I love your idea of an enclosed garden with seating. So Williamsburg!!!

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  2. Trying again...the first comment wouldn't post.

    I've been on the computer this morning learning about soil pH and perennial preferences. It is so much fun to learn!

    I have a bunch of ideas for changing things out front which should make a big improvement this Summer.

    I love your idea of an enclosed garden with seating. It is so Williamsburg!!!

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  3. Your cottage garden sounds beautiful. My cottage garden is a work in progress and my favorites are hydrangeas and peonies.

    Have a great day.
    Jackie

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  4. Ohhh, I wish I had hyacinths in my garden. They smell delightful!

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  5. I love spring flowers! I'll have to go check my flower beds this afternoon to see if i can find any sign of life. With most of the snow melted i think I may be in luck.

    Blessings~

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