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Friday, June 23, 2017

Romantic Cottage Flowers In The Garden

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!


  1. You've created a lovely cottage garden, especially by adding a white picket fence and arbour.

  2. I have a few bare patches. If I lived nearer, I'd beg for some plantings. I'd so some weeding in exchange or do the dishes. The garden looks very happy and healthy!

  3. I love your garden, Deanna, it is so beautiful. As I was reading, memories of my last two homes came flooding into my mind. I lived in a 1895 home for almost 22 years and there no flowering trees or flowers. With almost an acre to work with and my hubby building arbors and a Gazebo I had a pretty yard full of flowers and 17 Dogwood trees and other types. As we got older it was hard to keep up so we sold it and bought a new build. The same thing no garden or flowering trees so after 13 years of hard work and I thought beautiful gardens we sold it.
    Now I only do flowers in pots.

  4. I know what you mean Deanna...your garden is now your own creation and it is absolutely stunning.

  5. Your cottage garden is a wonderful use of that space! The pathway to your door is so inviting. And what a beautiful arrangement of lovelies!!

  6. Just. My. Style! And what a lovely bouquet ♥

  7. Oh dear, what a beautiful garden and bouquet to enjoy inside! I love flowers, mine and yours! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!


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