Wednesday, August 6, 2008

My Little Cottage Garden

I love the look of a beautiful cottage garden but I have never had much of a green thumb. Usually my garden is part luck and part good weather. The joys of seeing a flower about ready to bloom and to see butterflies and birds enjoy what you have created is such enjoyment!!

My favorite flowers are coneflowers which don't require a lot of tending.

Shasta daisies are also easy to care for and beautiful.

I have yellow, pink, light pink and orange lilies in my garden.


Sue said...

Hi Gail,
Your flowers are beautiful. Love the cone flowers. I used to have some in my garden but they just never bloomed well.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like me Gail, I never had much of a green thumb either :) but like you I enjoy the flowers! Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures. Hugs, Jannet

sarah a beach cottage said...

lovely daisies, so right for the cottage garden...I love those cottage seed packets you just throw in and hope for the best lol!

Renee's Reproductions said...

Beautiful garden!! Love the pink daisies! So Pretty!
xo Renee

Rita said...

Lovely lilies and beautiful flowers in your garden. :-)

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I love these yellow dishes & pitcher

Books I read over and over again

  • I love Country Living Magazine!!!
  • Pretty Little Things ~ Sally Jean Alexander
  • Carolyn Westbrook ~ Home
  • Home Comforts The Art & Science of Keeping House by Cheryl Mendelson
  • How Not To Look Old by Charla Krupp
  • Style by Kate Spade
  • Manners by Kate Spade
  • Nell Hill's Style at Home
  • Nell Hill's Decorating Secrets
  • Nell Hill's Christmas at Home
  • Country Living Cottage Style
  • Country Living Small Spaces & Cozy Corners
  • Shabby Chic by Rachel Ashwell
  • The Shabby Chic Home by Rachel Ashwell
  • Celebrating Home by Season's of Cannon Falls
  • Tracy Porter's Home Style

My Top Ten Movie Choices

  • 1.) The Notebook
  • 2.) How To Make An American Quilt
  • 3.) A Beautiful Mind
  • 4.) Bridge to Taribithia
  • 5.) The Pursuit of Happyness
  • 6.) Chocolat
  • 7.) Pay It Forward
  • 8.) Memiors of a Geisha
  • 9.) My Big Fat Greek Wedding
  • 10.) 13 Going on 30

This is my kitchen. I wanted the cabinets to have more of a furniture look to them. I will take more pictures of this room later. :)

An end table in my living room. I love all my little trinkets!!!!

This is actually a birdbath with a garden angel positioned inside. I added the greenery for a halo and around the base of the angel. :)