I was first introduced to Cottage Gardening over 30 years ago when I lived in a charming little apartment beside Mrs. Foster, who really was my very own “Gertrude Jekyll”. Mrs. Foster taught me how to care for the multitude of roses and perennials that filled her spacious Cottage Garden. Often I would return home from a long day of work and night school to find a lovely little nosegay of freshly clipped blossoms on my doorstep.
I have designed and installed gardens in 5 different homes since 1980, and have recently begun work on my 6th. I hope you’ll enjoy following along as I share my immense passion for gardening! Today's post is focused on a select few of my favorite PINK mid-spring (April in my area) flowers, shrubs and trees.
A few miles from me, Orr’s Farm will be hosting an Outstanding in the Field event this fall. I first learned of this wonderful gathering from my friend and fellow blogger Vicki of 2 Bags Full.
|Yoshino Cherry Tree|
Now for a few of my personal favorites in the mid-spring garden. Although their blooms only last a short time, the Yoshino Cherry is a lovely strong tree that can withstand the treacherous winds we experience here below North Mountain. I have several of them now at my new home, but the Yoshino in this late 90's photo was my first.
|Eastern Redbud Tree|
|Pink Climbing Roses|
Many of the garden beds at my new home are filled with vast areas of creeping phlox in several shades of pink and lavender. I thought this a nice setting for my new Bluebird with Crown Sculpture which I’ll be listing in my Etsy shop this coming Wednesday afternoon.
How about some yummy lime green Euphorbia to go with the pinks in the garden? And what Cottage Garden is complete without a few bluebirds?!!! My new small cupcake stand with domed thatched cottage will be listed on Wednesday along with dozens more new creations from Cynthia Crane's Pottery on Etsy.
Well, I hope you enjoyed this first post from my new series, but I must bring it to a close since…..