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!
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.
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!
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.
Never for one moment think you are “done” in a garden. There is always work to be done…
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.
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!
But indeed the work does bring its rewards!
Everything just looks so green at this point in the garden!
Stay tuned for what I did with this nice old trug bearing David Austin English roses!