Fishtail Cottage Garden 4/6/15
The Garden Landscape is certainly waking up with the most glorious colors! I am so excited to share with you this section of the garden that I have been relentlessly working on at any given opportunity that I have available to me. Last fall, I completely removed everything in this section of the garden and placed a maple tree that I have grown from seed. It’s taken almost ten years to finally be allowed to be showcased as a focal point in the garden, but I believe it’s going to be an outstanding addition to this area. Around it, I have planted a row of Felix Crousse peonies, intermixed with many of my favorite cottage garden plants. Plants like heuchra, lungwort, bleeding hearts, delphinium, bearded iris, daylily’s, foxglove and lupine…although the bunnies have eaten the lupine down to the ground so I had to cage what is left of them in hopes they will return. I tried to divide and transplant most of the plants from other areas in the garden, whenever I do this, I tell myself it’s really for next years garden. I love watching the garden evolve as I nurture it.
Beginning to show blooms this week is the gorgeous Adirondack crabapple trees – definitely one of my favorite trees in my landscape. I’ll share a photo of the entire tree next week when the blooms are fully opened.
I read in a magazine a long time ago, to use your neighbors landscape as a back drop to your own landscape. If you do this, your garden doesn’t stop at the edge of your property line. Something I have found true when trying to complete my vision of my garden! Look how pretty this view is even though my garden stops at the edge of the garden gate.
I love walking the garden early in the morning and seeing what is in bloom ~ this week I am sharing with you what is new! In order of photographs is Solomon's Seal, Fushia anemone, Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’, White City Spanish Bluebells, Ascot Rainbow Euphorbia “spurge”, Muscari latifolium, tulips and Bleeding Hearts. Please let me know if you have any questions about growing these plants, I am happy to help!
A new addition I recently found is this gorgeous Sugar and Spice Foam Flower. I saw it at the Seattle Home and Garden Show, and fell in love! I know its not new to many of you, but it took my breath away when I saw it planted in masses. For now, I just have this one!
Thanks for stopping by to take a peek at what is blooming in the garden this week! Would love to have you leave a comment about what your favorite garden flower is. xoxo, tracie