When we bought our cottage 15 years ago, it had no garden or trees around the house. The only trees were across our creek - away from the house.
Tim patiently plowed up the rock hard soil in the front of the house - where their was one garden bed - empty - and he also made me another garden bed on the other side of the front walk. This later was enclosed by the picket fence and arbor and my friend shared many of her beautiful perennials with me.
Over time, I have bought more flowers, and developed my own gardening style. This garden space has become a true cottage garden over the years. Its not orderly at all!
I really love that the wildness of this garden, has cut down on weeds. I have been able to keep up with it myself this year! So many of these flowers self seed and come back year after year!
The milder winter was kinder to my hydrangea. I'm very happy about that.
Today I came out into the garden and cut some larkspur, hydrangea, gooseneck loosestrife, (this plant is outside of this garden space) purple coneflower, feverfew, and a lovely lily.
I think it looks lovely and makes doing dishes a delight being able to look at these wonderful flowers!
Have a Happy Weekend!