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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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18 May 2015

May walk thru the Cottage Garden


One of the joys of a cottage garden is that it is never the same year to year. Plants that reseed often end up in unexpected places. My foxgloves that were at the south end of the garden are now at the north end. They also are more like the wild species being quite a bit smaller.
One of the joys of growing Columbine is they tend to cross pollinate and what was one plant can be several dozen within 2 or 3 years. The colors surprise me each season. Last year I planted a purple one just to see what color I will get.
One mixed color hollyhock plant 4 years ago is now many plants at the rear of the garden and gives a spectacular July show.

Below are my first photos of the season. What is blooming now are just starting to show the full glory I will get this week.







As some of you who do follow my blog, you know that I blog more in the summer months because I love to show off my ever changing cottage garden and outdoor decorating. I have several trash to treasure garden and home decor projects waiting in the wings to be completed. Being from the Pacific Northwest, spring and summer is my favorite time of year--you could say 
"I am in my element"

6 comments:

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Your have very pretty flowers! Looking forward to seeing your projects.
warmly,
deb

Bernideen said...

I do adore your garden. I love how lush and advanced it is....compared to Colorado where we could get snow in the mountains tonight. My favorite is the foxgloves! I also love delphiniums and hollyhocks....and.............
I look forward to more photos of your garden!

sweet violets said...

Oh Deb, that is so beautiful!! Lots of hard work paid off, the Foxglove are wonderful!!! xoxoxo

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Debbi,
Your garden is beautiful. I know you are in your element. Enjoy the season!
HugsCM

Kathy said...

Your garden is so beautiful! I love a cottage garden.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Oh this is a lovely post. Some time ago I followed your blog, I was going through old posts of mine looking for something and came across your blogpost. Wondering where, how I lost track....computer issues, changes in blogs etc. Anyway I'm back hoping to keep track of your fun blog once again. Truly a treasured array of color here.

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