A Summer Wreath

Shabby and Neutral I have LOVED my Tulip Spring wreath...I've waited until the last minute to replace it. But, it's time. I found these awesome all-white Magnolia flowers at Hobby Lobby...they with two grapevine wreaths make a lovely, shabby and neutral summer wreath. A Summer Wreath "What are you doing with that?", Dearest … [Read more...]

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Hydrangeas in your Cottage Garden

One of the most beautiful flowering shrubs that can be found throughout rural and urban gardens from the south to the north is the Hydrangea. If you want carefree shrubs that bring delight and beauty - you want Hydrangeas in your cottage garden. This year, the Hydrangeas in the Eastern garden are blooming profusely, much to my delight. One of … [Read more...]

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For the Love of Lavender

Visiting a Lavender Farm and Festival in Central Georgia -  For the LOVE of Lavender   It was happenstance. I was finishing off a day at work; I made a phone call to a wholesale florist I knew seeking lavender. My friend overheard me and said there was a Lavender farm nearby and not only that but there would be a Lavender Festival … [Read more...]

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What Makes a Beautiful Garden

Curated Board for Hometalk Beautiful Gardens Board on Hometalk We are drawn to them. They cause us to pause. They cause us to want to linger and to explore. Gardens are a delight and in many cases an extension of the home. But, what makes a beautiful garden? I was asked to curate a board of Beautiful Gardens for Hometalk. I reviewed many. … [Read more...]

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Early Summer Garden

The Garden is in Transition All of the spring flowers are spent. I took an early morning stroll through the garden. The night before we had a nice thunderstorm - we've entered that season. Most of the gorgeous roses are nearly spent. It's time to clear them away, now, we have the flowers that will show and transition from spring to an early … [Read more...]

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The Roses

It seems my garden is singing a song of delight this year! I'm not sure the exact combination of just the right events that caused such abundance. Perhaps it's the cooler temps this year, the abundance of rain. Or, perhaps it is that old adage - slow, grow, show. Some of these plants have been establishing themselves - this year they're showing … [Read more...]

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Beautiful Spring

March Garden Journal 'Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems Ranier Maria Rilke Hooray for Hellebores! While wintry temps linger, the Hellebores brings demure beauty to the garden.  These hardy perennials will bloom early and continue to be beautiful even when producing seeds. Spring began with the … [Read more...]

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The Best of 2014 – Cottage Garden

Looking Back It is fascinating to be able to look back and to see what we've accomplished in a year's time. On this threshold of a new year, I'm having fun looking back at A Delightsome Life's best posts of 2014. Today, I'm looking at the posts in Cottage Garden: Garden Tour Sharing my friend's beautiful garden came in at number 1. My … [Read more...]

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A Soft Fragrant October Morning

Fragrant and Lyrical The morning air is light with the fragrance of the flowers and heavy with the song of the birds.A wish has come true! I've had difficulty with plants beneath the dining room window at the brick patio. I get late day sun there and a lot of things have just not worked.  Angels Trumpetting Last year, I planted … [Read more...]

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Mexican Sage

Beautiful Autumn Blooms   When we first moved to our home, there were several plants we could not identify. I knew we'd have to wait some time to find out just what they were - perhaps a year. That was the case with the Mexican Sage along the front walk of our home.  Autumn Surprise Then in late September I noticed buds on … [Read more...]

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