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I am artist of texture and color. I enjoy working with textiles, mixed media and the graphic arts. I am an avid cottage gardener with a love for pass along plants and big fluffy pink peonies and pink roses. Many of my tangible creations reflect my love of the garden and all its wonderful colors. I am not one who will settle for neutral colors as they bore me. I have been selling my creations online since 2002 beginning as a hobby and 10 years later my art is my full time passion.
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23 July 2010

An early peek in the cottage garden

As the low clouds parted this morning I snapped a few pics of my wildly over grown cottage garden! But I love it, and the cool crispness this morning made everything so wonderful....click on the pics for more detail....
I swear this hollyhock was white last year....
so I have no idea where this came from...

Welcome to the jungle of false queen annes lace...
this stuff reseeds freely...


A Vintage Chic said...

What beautiful photos of your garden, Debbi! SO glad you shared them with us today!


Cherry Chick said...

Just beautiful...your garden, your house...makes me happy for you.
♥•.*.Thank you.*.•♥
♥•.*.from Vicki.*.•♥

someplace in thyme said...

Oh Debbi, this garden is just gorgeous. You may think it's overgrown, but I love it. The hollyhock is pure eyecandy and I love the queen annes lace. I don't see blooms like this during the year because of the heat. In fact, I don't see blooms like yours here at all. I remember when we lived in the east, queens annes lace was growing wild along the side of the road. Beautiful Debbi, just gorgeous, Char

Shirley said...

Your flower garden is so pretty and the hollyhocks are gorgeous. Would you please send some of your cool weather my way. We had high 90's with triple digit heat indes. Have a great weekend.

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Just beautiful ! It is so hot here that even my porch plants are wilting.

Chambray Blue said...

So beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Susan of Pink Portuguese Roses said...

Love your blog!!! I'm going to follow you.

Your garden is just delightful. I didn't know there was a thing called false queen anne's lace. I have some (queen anne's lace) in my garden. It looks identical.

Lovely embroidered items. I hand embroider myself.

Blessings to you!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Oh Debbie, I love your hollyhocks. I have tried to grow them...but no luck. I have a balloon flower that was in one place of the pool garden and then two years ago it just disappeared. I was so disappointed and lo and behold it's back this year...only in a spot about 6 feet away. I swear! weird! Our Queen Anne's lace is wild here. I have tried to transplant to the garden with no luck. I love it and go out to the fields to pick it for my arrangments. Do you know how much bride's pay for that stuff to have in their bridal bouquets? Have a super great day. P.S. What are cool crisp mornings?? (just kiddin)


Love the hollyhocks and that color is so pretty!
Buttons and lace does put a smile on faces!
Deb :)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh! It's lovely! Almost more than I can stand and I want mine to look just like that. It won't, of course...but still...I am going to try..
With all you have to do..all your sewing..taking care of silly's like me..(ok, so maybe I'm the silliest) how on earth do you find the time. It is just beautiful!
Love and hugs...

Did you see that the loved flowers of my border vanished once again?? I touched nothing. Nothing!
I've let NO ONE touch anything! I finally tried to put a background of red there..and it shows..it's not pretty..but at least it isn't a blank white.
I don't understand why this is happening. I was embarrassed to come to you AGAIN! It's ok..Fall will soon be upon us and we can change it. :)

Anonymous said...


Scrapping With Sherry said...

What a beautiful garden.

My name is Sherry and I am new to the Bloggerette Sorority. I wanted to come by and introduce myself. I am sorry that I missed the rush, but I have only been blogging for a few weeks! Looking forward to joining in on the fun to come with everyone. I would be honored if you would stop by my blog at http://scrappingwithsherry1.blogspot.com/. Hope to see you there.

Take Care~ Sherry F.

C. Dianne Zweig said...

Thought I would stop by and visit your blog. I'm so glad I did...this is wonderful.

i will add you to my blog roll. Hopefully you can add me too.

kitsch n Stuff

Dishfunctional Designs said...

Just beautiful...

Angela said...

I just adore your tour of your garden. Just beautiful. I also wanted to tell you I loved your comment at my b log:The road is never too far to a blog-friend!


Sweet Bee Cottage said...

What a beautiful garden! I would love to grow hollyhocks and I am just an abject failure at them. Your view of your garden is just gorgeous. Just stumbled upon you today and I love what I see so I'm a new follower. :)

agypsyangel said...

Thanks for sharing your favorite song, I got down at this post by that beautiful hollyhock. Please come by and visit me sometime, I am a new blogger and a sister in the bloggerrette sorority.
Happy Day,


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