Friday, July 2, 2010

New Cottage Garden

We had this patch of grass near the driveway that was "Calling-Out" to be a Cottage Garden.
(Of course I was the only one that heard this calling)
To me this area was just an ugly, useless piece of grass that had to be mowed every week and did nothing for me~  So when the escavator was here finishing up work for the new barn I tossed out the idea of scraping up that grass section for me.  After that was done, my sweety took the tractor on many, many trips to the neighbors farm.  He filled this space up with composted manure~  and then tilled it.      YIPPEE!!!!! 
(I should mention that we discovered the old gravel driveway under here..yikes)
And of course I did the dirty work of picking out a gazillion (or more) rocks and spreading all that manure~ Yes, I was still very excited!!

Here's a picture of the patch being worked on ~

Here's one month Later~

My pictures don't do the flowers justice, but it gives an idea of how it looks.  I love to come sit here for a few minutes in the morning before work.  Spooky usually follows me and munches on the assortment of cat mints while we both watch the barn swallows swoop into the car barn.

I'll take more pics as the seasons change and everything gets full~  Just wanted to share this garden because I know there's lots of us that have patches of boring grass that we'd love to turn into something Magical, but just need the Gentle Push :)


  1. What a beautiful idea to place a gardening area there. Loving the chair in the midst!! Weed awhile and sit awhile!!!

  2. That is an absolutely beautiful spot you created! And that view...!

  3. What an absolutely beautiful garden. You would never know it is new.....plants look awesome. Can't wait to see how it changes from one season to the next.

  4. I love it. A bit of hard work and a vision and look what you have. Enjoy your beautiful/relaxing spot!

  5. Oh my goodness what a lovely idea and garden! I just want to come there and sit within all the beauty. Enjoy your weekend and the view!

    Sending my best, Karen

  6. What a great garden. I planted a few tomatoes in mine although you really can't tell! Check out my flower garden at Pond House Primities.