“In the Garden with Kathryn”: How Does Your Garden Grow?

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer presents in the garden

in the garden with kathryn at chestnut cottage in waynesville north carolina interior designer

As we approach the official day of summer, I am enjoying the garden at Chestnut Cottage every day!  So how does your garden grow?!  I would love hearing how things are with your garden.  Several readers have emailed me with so many interesting stories about their gardens.  As goes the work, so goes the rewards!

in the garden with kathryn at chestnut cottage in waynesville north carolina interior designer

I love coming through my back entrance to be greeted by  my window boxes.  My geraniums seems to be doing so well this year, not only in the window boxes, but also in hanging baskets on my front porch.

in the garden with kathryn at chestnut cottage in waynesville north carolina interior designer

in the garden with kathryn at chestnut cottage in waynesville north carolina interior designer

in the garden with kathryn at chestnut cottage in waynesville north carolina interior designer

I love the geranium variety called Calliope Dark Red.  I much prefer a deep ,  blue based red in my boxes and containers.

And these sweet calibrachoa remind me of a yellow striped awning  at one of my projects!

in the garden with kathryn at chestnut cottage in waynesville north carolina interior designer

in the garden with kathryn at chestnut cottage in waynesville north carolina interior designer

And one of my favorite plants for the window boxes is hellitrope .  The fragrance is delightful and the deep purple is so great with the deep reds and sunny yellows.

in the garden with kathryn at chestnut cottage in waynesville north carolina interior designer

in the garden with kathryn at chestnut cottage in waynesville north carolina interior designer

Never for one moment think you are “done” in a garden.  There is always work to be done…

in the garden with kathryn at chestnut cottage in waynesville north carolina interior designer

I need to move some creeping jenny to the area behind my old bench.  One must not have  dirt showing!

My espalier apple trees are actually bearing fruit!  I am so excited about these trees and have to look every day to see how my apples are growing.

in the garden with kathryn at chestnut cottage in waynesville north carolina interior designer

in the garden with kathryn at chestnut cottage in waynesville north carolina interior designer

in the garden with kathryn at chestnut cottage in waynesville north carolina interior designer

And my roses are coming out beautifully.  However, I fear from the looks of the buds that they may be getting too much rain.

So many buds…so much promise of many rose arrangements for Chestnut Cottage!

in the garden with kathryn at chestnut cottage in waynesville north carolina interior designer

in the garden with kathryn at chestnut cottage in waynesville north carolina interior designer

in the garden with kathryn at chestnut cottage in waynesville north carolina interior designer

in the garden with kathryn at chestnut cottage in waynesville north carolina interior designer

But indeed the work does bring its rewards!

in the garden with kathryn at chestnut cottage in waynesville north carolina interior designer

in the garden with kathryn at chestnut cottage in waynesville north carolina interior designer

in the garden with kathryn at chestnut cottage in waynesville north carolina interior designer

Everything just looks so green at this point in the garden!

in the garden with kathryn at chestnut cottage in waynesville north carolina interior designer

Stay tuned for what I did with this nice old trug bearing David Austin English roses!

xo Kathryn

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5 Responses to “In the Garden with Kathryn”: How Does Your Garden Grow?

  1. franki says:

    Oh, I do love your stone wall…we did have one, too, now…it is sold. I just put a beautiful fushia in my hanging planter and a house wren built a nest right IN THE MIDDLE!! Birds love our gardens, too. franki

  2. Luke says:

    Your garden is looking lovely Kathryn. The espalier apple trees look great against your stone foundation. Are they self-pollinating trees or do you have other apple trees nearby? I think that I noticed some of your hydrangea bushes with green buds forming in your last picture. We’re a tad bit further ahead in our growing season here in MidTN (zone 7.) I wish that we could post pictures here in the comments:)

  3. Kathryn says:

    Luke,
    They are self-pollinating trees. We are between Zone 6 and 6 1/2. Why don’t you email me some photos of your garden to the email address on my design web site ( http://www.kathryngreeleydesigns.com ) and I would love to share them with our blog readers!
    Kathryn

  4. Moira Welch says:

    Kathryn, I also love heliotrope in mixed flower containers. The rich purple goes so well with virtually any other color and it’s mysterious scent is simply divine! You mentioned creeping jenny – I have it in so many areas around my house and love its tiny yellow flowers and lush chartreuse green that carpets the ground. I think your garden bench will be lovely with creeping jenny underneath. Your garden is quite lovely and I enjoy the photos you share.

  5. Kathryn says:

    Thanks so much Moira!

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