A cottage garden is relaxed, and usually takes a meandering path to a destination. But like each gardener, each garden is different. The thing that puts cottage gardens into a different category is that they are always changing with the seasons, both in color and texture, but are also a mix of flowers, veggies, herbs and … Continue reading Cottage gardens
I love to walk local neighborhoods when I travel... We recently visited Key West, and it is a very laid back city. Lots of charming neighborhoods, and all of the cottages have front gardens and fences. The gardens are loose, and the fences as different as I would imagine the owners to be. Orchids attached … Continue reading Key West cottage style
This morning when we got up, everything was covered with snow and it was so pretty! … Continue reading Life is like the weather
Do you think it is necessary to prune your trees & shrubs? I do for these reasons. It shows off the shape of the trunk of a tree. I just pruned this Japanese maple this afternoon. About 5 years ago when I had some oaks trimmed, a large limb fell on this small tree … Continue reading Is it necessary to prune?
I live on a house on a hill that we named Bluebird Hill. As you might guess, we do have bluebirds, but I am an avid gardener and have planted for all types of birds, butterflies and especially bees. Are you aware that there is a crisis with our bees? Entire hives have been wiped … Continue reading Life in the slow lane