Tags » Cottage Gardening

A Moment in a Spring Garden

The apple trees are blooming, a warm breeze is blowing–a spring moment in the garden accompanied by the bronze-tones of wind chimes…  Every other year we have a bumper crop of apples, and this is the year.  106 more words


My picture today is of a painting I did of  a window box of petunias with sweet alyssum (though the alyssum really appears as an abstract smudge of white).  664 more words


A Few More Photos

Hello Everyone!  I am late this week with a post as I have moved my garden to Montana where I will grow organic bedding plants, perennials, roses, shrubs and fruit trees for Westland Seed, Inc.

More next week!


Photographs of Historic Florist Pansies

This week I thought I would show pictures of the Historic Florist pansies I grew from seed.  The top photo is of my pansy bed; the others show the diversity of blooms and colors of antique pansies.  75 more words


They Grow Up So Fast--Tomato Sprouts

So proud–my little sprouts are growing heartily in their windowsill home.  The first picture is at 2 weeks just after I removed the cover to their germination tray.  47 more words

Cottage Gardening

Pussywillow On The Easter Table

The Pussywillows are in bud–a perfect time to cut some branches to bring inside.  Place the branches in a tall vase with warm water and watch them slowly unfurl. 59 more words

Cottage Lifestyle

Cloches and Cold Frames

We have to face the fact that here in much of the Northwest we have a short frost-free growing season.  Those living at higher elevations have an even shorter growing period.   417 more words