Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Fishtail Cottage Garden 4/27/15

This week, I have so many blooms to share, but I can see that the garden is already getting ready for the next phase of blooms, peonies, roses, foxglove, ornamental onion and lupine.  Throughout the years, I’ve planted plants so that there will always be something in bloom.  I love seeing blooms to look forward to as old blooms are disappearing. 


Last week I shared that the lilacs were starting to bloom, and this week their aroma is filling my home.


I love the pathways I’ve created and seeing original visions come to fruition is always fun. My side gate is beautiful this time of year. Still blooming are camellia (which are going into their third month of blooms).  Bleeding hearts, columbine, roses and iris’s re about to appear!


In my more woodland area of the garden – the parts where it’s more shaded and wet, I have lily of the valley in bloom. Such a lovely fragrant flower!IMG_9553

Hostas are almost full enough to open up. I started layering this lower part of the rose terrace in my landscape a few years ago.  Right now, you can see the hostas, english blue bells and heuchra.  The grassy foilage above this row is sibeiran iris and layers of other plants I will share with you in the future as they bloom. It’s fabulous to see an idea I had years ago, finally reaching its potential.  IMG_9623

IMG_9633The back of the house is something I’ve been working on quite a bit this spring.  The cement urns have a new plant to me, “White Pink Blush” Peruvian Lily.  From what I’ve read, this plant can be invasive in the garden, it’s beautiful ~ but curious what you’ve experienced.  I think this plant is a perfect addition to these urns as it says it will bloom the entire spring/summer. I’m sure I’ll be sharing more photo’s when this plants opens up and shows more of it’s prolific blooms. IMG_9631

I know I shared those beautiful yellow Northern Highlight Azaleas last week, but they are still opening up and causing such a gorgeous aroma and view from the patio ~ so I am sharing again!  If you are looking for something special to add to your landscape, I highly recommend this plant. IMG_9546IMG_9563

Thanks for coming over and seeing what’s blooming this week in the garden!  xoxo, tracie


Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Beautiful gardens and blooms about to burst open Tracie. How wide would you say the bed running along the house with the bleeding hearts is? Our north side is a pea gravel walkway with a couple of pots, pots on the wall and a clematis.
I sure like the soft look you've created in this spot.

My Cozy Casita said...

Hi Tracie,another year and another spring in your beautiful garden, I would love to be your next door neighbors to look at your lovely Garden
so lovely
Happy spring

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Your yard is gorgeous. All those Lilacs are amazing, and so pretty in that white pitcher, bet your house
is so fragrant.......
Lots of beautiful plants, nice job
on the garden................
Blessings, Nellie

Tara Lehman said...

Your garden looks absolutely beautiful!!!

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

I absolutely luv your garden photos!!
WE were to redo ours last year and die to a medication that made it impossible for me to be in the sun, I live in N.C Florida, we had to out it off. But it is in the plans for this year... I am going to be using yours as inspiration!!
Hugs, Gee

Jojo said...

Great tour of your beautiful garden!

Heather - New House New Home said...

Don't you love this time of year when everything is changing week to week? We're a good month behind you, but still it's exciting to watch the garden come alive.
Would love if you would share on my What's BLooming This Week party.

Marlene Stephenson said...

Your yard is lovely thanks for sharing,my new lilac 1 yr.old bloomed this year it really put on a show and my roses,can't wait for the rest. It is exciting to see how well everything does isn't it Tracy.Have fun,until next time.

Luisa Chandler said...

So beautiful! I can't wait to see what everything looks like opened up!

Jann Olson said...

Gorgeous as always Tracie! Each new day is bringing forth new blooms around here as well. I'm a bit behind you. Lilacs in bud but not blooming yet. Yours are gorgeous. Love that sweet smell! My bleeding hearts just started blooming this week and I came home from being away 5 days to a riotous show of Jupiters Beard. Love seeing what greets me each and every day!

Alexandra Prairie Charm-MyPieceofVintagePrairie said...

Love your pathway ♥ I`m looking forward to see your garden this year... Alexandra

Ivy and Elephants said...

Absolutely gorgeous garden. You are making me want to hit the nursery this weekend. I would love it if you would share this fabulous post at our WIW Linky Party. Hope you can join us!


Stacey said...

So beautiful! I always enjoy your garden. :)