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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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15 June 2012

My cottage garden in mid June

My cottage garden is now in it's 8th season. It is different and sometimes better every year.The columbines are just glorious and so are the foxgloves, even tho they hung out under my Lollipop crabapple this year. The roses are just starting to bloom, so I will save those pictures to show you next week when they are at their peak
 My little granddaughters "helped" me in the garden today if you want to call it that, they picked an awful lot of flowers. But that's okay, there is plenty for everyone....I had quite a bit of cross pollination this year on the columbines and foxgloves with some new colors too.

stop by next week for the roses.....


Mary Ann said...

Love all the pretty colors.....those little ladies are pretty cute too!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Just beautiful!

May I ask if your foxgloves come back every year or do they skip a year? Mine did not come back and someone told me that they may come back next year..


Heaven's Walk said...

Gorgeous, Debbi! I can't believe how healthy your foxglove look! Mine look great one year and the next.....caploohie! They're gone. You must truly have a green thumb, girlie! :)

xoxo laurie

Sandra from Sydney said...

How beautiful it all is! You must like pink in the garden, just like I do :). And your granddaughters are so sweet - it is great that you allow them to 'help' and that you are developing a love of gardens and gardening in them.

Debbi said...

To answer the questions about foxglove coming back--mine reseed like crazy. The blooms I have this year are from the new plants that seeded last season after blooming was finished. It helps if you let the blooms completely finish before cutting off the tops. I also compost every year and very healthy soil so everything reseeds freely. So I have to do lots of thinning all summer which is the downside:(

Nook and Cranny said...

Such a fantastic garden, the flowers look so healthy.
I do not like to garden but have a few dear friends that do, so I enjoy going to their homes to enjoy their spaces of beauty.
Thanks for sharing.

Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

Your foxgloves are beautiful! Well just everything in your garden is beautiful!I have foxgloves but they never look as good as yours. Thanks so much for sharing your lovely garden! Warm hugs, Esther

romance-of-roses said...

Debbi, Love the foxgloves and columbines. Everything is just lovely. I'd say you had pretty good help in the garden, sweet children and very pretty too. Hugs...Lu

ByLightOfMoon said...

You gardens are awesome, that foxglove is fabulous! SO are the pink girls!
Smiles, Cyndi

Dragonfly Treasure said...

I am so jealous of your foxglove..and to add insult to injury they reseed themselves??!! I have tried so many times to grow them. They must love you! LOL
Your gardens are so pretty!

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

What a lovely garden--the pinks are just gorgeous!

Debra said...

Absolutely beautiful. I used to have a large "cottage garden" style flower bed when I was younger. Miss it now. LOVED columbines and yours are beautiful.

So are the granddaughters! : )

Carisa said...

Wow! Your flowers are just gorgeous.
Mrs. Petrie @ casapetrie.com

Beth said...

What a lovely old-fashioned cottage garden! I hope you are nurturing another generation of young gardeners too!

Mindy said...

Oh, the columbine are SO pretty! I only have one and was just saying the other day that I need more.

I'm a wee bit envious of your foxglove, being the only person, I'm sure, in Oregon who it refuses to grow for.

Stopping in from the Tuesday Garden Party. Glad I came by!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Beautiful photos..and love those special little ones!! Enjoy

Louise (Elsie May and Bertha) said...

Lovely pink foxgloves. My roses are starting to flower but, unfortunately, they're being rained on today quite heavily so there's petals everywhere.

Linda Young said...

Oh, you have some gorgeous plants, and many unusual ones I've never seen !
How delightful to see such pretty flowers! Your garden must give you so much pleasure!
Have a sweet summer!
Linda@ Grandmalay's Daydreams

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Beautiful flowers and two precious little flowers helping you ... I know your roses will be spectacular.

Ann said...

Hi! I'm stopping over from the Cottage Garden Blog Party at Etsy Cottage Style. Love your blog and this post! Pink is definitely your color!! :) Stop on over at my blog, Cairn Cottage, and check out my new blog!

Ann @ http://cairncottage.blogspot.com/2012/06/where-i-go-to-relax-cottage-garden.html

Deidre said...

Such sharp crisp vivid photos of your stunning flowers! I love the mixof color and textures.Your foxgloves are heavenly:) Love it all! Deidre~ http://simplysimplisticated4.blogspot.com

Jami @ An Oregon Cottage said...

My foxgloves are blooming like crazy, too, though the last few days of rain have beaten some of them down. :-(

Looking forward to seeing some of your roses!

Fishtail Cottage said...

oh, that light pink foxglove is incredible! so pretty...i just featured this post on my blog and wanted to let you know...thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous blooms with the rest of us. xoox, tracie

Puumuli said...

So nice to have some help in the garden! Very beautiful colors too1

I wish you have a wonderful summer in your gorgeus garden,

sari from Puumuli

The Little White Bungalow said...

Hi Debbie,
Your garden is to die for; I lovvvvve those hollihocks! Just beautiful.

Miss Jean said...

What state do you live in to have such gorgeous flowers? We just moved to Colorado and the yard in plain. I'm concentrating on the inside of the house this year but hope to start on the flower beds next year.

Miss Jean said...

What state do you live in to have such gorgeous flowers? We just moved to Colorado and the yard in plain. I'm concentrating on the inside of the house this year but hope to start on the flower beds next year.

parTea lady said...

Your garden is beautiful and so is your artwork. Nice photos.

city said...

thanks for sharing.


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