Morning Charming friends! We’ve been working on our new girl, our 1959 Shasta Trailer. If you haven’t seen her yet click here. She’s really in pretty good shape but some repair is needed.
I took a few moments to take photos to share with you our cottage garden journal in mid-July. It’s almost the end of July and I haven’t really spend very much time out in the garden and that makes me sad. I hope you ladies will remind me next year not to tackle so many projects..but instead, just enjoy summer!
Where is the Bee—
Where is the Blush—
Where is the Hay?
Ah, said July—
Where is the Seed—
Where is the Bud—
Where is the May—
Let’s stroll through the garden…
July is the season my garden comes alive, where her shine is the brightest, and the garden the fullest.
Phlox is a must for a cottage garden…there are nearly twenty in my garden..and I only bought one! Plox are not only beautiful but love to share their children in future years.
The original phlox was pink and, as phlox often do, revert to other colors.
This area in the Garden of Colors (sun) section of the garden. Just found the very rustic bench at a barn sale last week where I found my vintage shasta trailer. In front and annual sunflower that reseeds heavily, enough so, that I have them in at least 8 other dropped in the garden.
I love my gardens filled to the brim…in this area is Lambsear, Salvia, Cleome, Zinnias, Heirloom Balsam and a few Cosmos not in bloom yet?
Rudbeckia in front of the garden bench that is infected with leaf spot. Not successful in eradicating it in this plant and might pull out and start a new one here.
Down a little further is Queen of the Prairie (taller pink), coneflower and peach daylilies.
Close up of Queen of the Prairie bloom
Another cottage garden staple
In the front, on left, is Liatris, then Zinnia and Cleome in the background. Zinnia and Cleome started from seed
Purple Moonflower, started from seed
Cosmos, started from seed
Butterfly bush planted this Spring…still a child.
Cosmos, started from seed
Baby’s Breath, started from seed
Daylilly, not a plant I like very much. I think it’s more a landscaping vs. garden plant. Blooms only last one day, hence the name “day”lily.
Veronica, one of my favorite sun perennials. with yellow Dahlias in back.
All the flowers were found in the sun garden.
Let’s duck under the arbor to enter the shade garden..
Meadow Rue with her ever so sweet looking flowers.
Gooseneck Loosestrife, a great shade perennial with long lasting blooms. These have been blooming for over a month.
Begonia finally blooming, started from a tuber. I plan on doing leaf cuttings for next year.
Back garden which I’ve never shown before, just don’t feel I’ve been able to get it looking the way I want!
Ivy on the back porch and a…
Window box on the front porch.
There’s lots more…till next time. Have a great day!
How’s your garden growing?