I have always dream of a cottage garden but I have never ever garden in my life before. I just love looking at beautiful gardening books and other people gardens. I woke up one day last spring and decided I was going to create my dream cottage garden. I could have started with you know a plant or two but it is me, you are talking about here. I woke up that morning and had someone ripped out my front yard.
Here is the before. I sold my engagement ring and did one of the best things I have ever done for the girls and I. Create. Grow.
I didn't realize how big the garden really was until I had to fill it with plants. I bought lots of baby cottage plants...lined the fence with New Dawn roses. I just hoped they would come back the next year and Boy, did they. I want to invite you to our garden now.
It is pure happiness every time I walk into the house.
Irises are the first ones to welcome us home.
Catmints grew three times bigger than last spring. Lavenders don't look as good but I am hoping they will survive.
I adore how vibrant Salvias are.
Most of the plants in the garden are roses. I guess they don't usually bloom until mid-summer?
I can't wait for my peonies to bloom. Look at those gorgeous lupines.
A little shabby spot.
This is what has been keeping me busy and taking all of my time away from other projects. I can't wait to share with you my rose garden...after I spend hours and hours weeding, of course. There are four more flower patches in the backyard. I have to keep reminding myself that dream gardens don't happen in one summer. As a very novice gardener, I am quiet proud of my little garden.
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