Garden 337

A cottage garden in an urban setting

Memorial Day Flowers

For a number of years now a friend and I have gone to Countryside Gardens and Motman’s, two garden centers in Allendale.  I didn’t buy too much this year.  I needed another flat of marigolds to finish up one small bed.  And I needed a few pots to fluff up various gardens.

I noticed that one of the clematises is starting to bloom.  I haven’t looked up which one this is (and I can’t remember) but I’m pleased it survived the winter.  I bought three vines after Labor Day last fall and then didn’t get them in the ground very quickly.  I’m quite pleased they seem to be thriving.  I know the middle vine is a Sweet Autumn.  I LOVE those!

Geraniums, Petunias, and the New Owl Box
Blue Clematis Beginning to Bloom

One of the new pots landed on the little table in the Secret Garden.  Notice the dogwood that is in full bloom.  I think it likes the the new watering system.

The Old Dogwood in Bloom
Little Table in the Secret Garden

I hope the mulch comes this week!!  I’m in need of some weed control.

About Me

I haven’t always been a gardener, but I have always loved gardens. It has taken 16 years to get my gardens into the shape they are today. And, I’ve had help. I’m 74 years old, have rheumatoid arthritis, and had a late stage cancer six years ago. I am, though, intrepid. I’m the kind of person who plods along, tailoring my goals as I go. Last November I had a long overdue knee replacement surgery and I’m hoping this spring, summer, and fall will be able to maintain and find even more joy working in all of my garden beds. Full disclosure, though. I have a garden guy who comes once a week to work in my gardens.


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