“In the Garden with Kathryn”: Late July & August in the Chestnut Cottage Garden!

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer presents late july and august in the garden

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer presents late july and august in the gardenWow, it is hard to believe that it will be August this week!  Time just gets away from me with my busy design practice and The Collected Tabletop!  But the Chestnut Cottage garden is always a place of joy and a very serene spot for me.  And I think all of the hard work is certainly good therapy!  As I have told you before, the Spring garden is always my favorite, but I never cease to be amazed at what each week and each month brings to the garden.

The window boxes are still flowering beautifully and again, I am amazed that my heliotrope  is still doing so well.  Usually by the end of July , the heliotrope says goodbye for the year, due to the hot weather.

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer presents late july and august in the garden

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer presents late july and august in the garden

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer presents late july and august in the garden

All of the window boxes and containers still look so healthy.

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer presents late july and august in the garden

Since we were last “in the garden”, I have added a divine little Japanese Maple on the back terrace.

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer presents late july and august in the garden

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer presents late july and august in the garden

I love seeing it outside my kitchen window.

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer presents late july and august in the garden

I also added five new rhododendron behind my little wooden bench in the front garden.

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer presents late july and august in the garden

When I purchased Chestnut Cottage years ago, I found these two old hydrangea  bushes that have grown together and they flower profusely during August.  And boy do they ever render great material for floral arrangements!

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer presents late july and august in the garden

Late July and August bring lots of phlox to the Chestnut Cottage garden.

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer presents late july and august in the garden

And lots of beautiful lilies…

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer presents late july and august in the garden

And by the way, my espalier apple trees  are hanging full of lovely apples

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer presents late july and august in the garden

As I said, each week brings lovely new surprises in the garden and lots of joy!

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer presents late july and august in the garden

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer presents late july and august in the garden

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer presents late july and august in the garden

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8 Responses to “In the Garden with Kathryn”: Late July & August in the Chestnut Cottage Garden!

  1. Luke says:

    Your Japanese Maple really pops in your garden with all that crimson foliage. My paniculata hydrangeas have done quite well this year with the cooler summer temps.

  2. cindy weis says:

    Kathryn, hasn’t gardening been wonderful this year! I live outside of Chicago (and while our garden time is short), it has been a great summer in the yard. Just love seeing your pictures, thank you so much for sharing.

  3. cindy weis says:

    Kathryn your garden is so lovely, and I always enjoy pictures. I am here in the Midwest, and I have to say the garden has really been lovely this year for me as well. Such a pleasure to spend time out there in the fresh air. thanks for posting the lovely pictures.

  4. Kathryn says:

    I can hardly believe this cool weather, but I LOVE it!!

  5. Kathryn says:

    So glad you have enjoyed them! It has been an absolutely great garden year. I LOVE this cool weather!

  6. Kathryn says:

    Thanks so much, glad you enjoy!

  7. Kathryn says:

    I just LOVE this cool weather Luke!

  8. franki says:

    Spectacular!! We have so been blessed with perfect rains!! franki

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