Thursday, April 15, 2010

Coming Soon: My Very Own Cottage Garden

One month ago today I received the best message from Connie who blogs at Notes From a Cottage Garden. She was sharing a little bit of her garden and I had just won her Cottage Garden Seeds Giveaway. After three weeks in transit, the seeds arrived in a beautiful package complete with a lovely little ribbon.

Inside was a collection of seeds from Connie's beautiful garden including:

Bachelor Buttons
Calendula (various kinds)
California Poppy (orange and cream)
Cosmos (Pinks, whites, and bi-colors)
Cosmos (tall Orange)
Dairy Pink
German Catchfly
Poppy, Shirley
Rose Campion (biennial)
Mountain Garland
Wild Lupine (perennial)

I was so excited to get started and then...I got sick. Really sick! Sick in bed for eight days sick. Uggh! I'm still coughing and sputtering and sniffling but feeling better nevertheless. With the sunshine calling to me today, I gathered up my strength and prepared two areas for Connie's seeds.

The first is a small patch of garden that sits in shade all morning but gets full-on sun in the afternoon. Some purple coneflowers and maiden grass are already growing here and should mix well with the new flower additions.

The second spot is right in front of my tall bearded irises. They should be done blooming by June. The foliage will fade into the background as the cottage flowers come into their own. I will add a third area of cottage garden flowers but need to prepare it first (it is in need of some serious weeding!) I'm happy to say that there will be enough seeds to share in the community garden down the street. It seems the whole neighbourhood will have a cottage garden to enjoy. Thank you Connie for sharing a little bit of your garden. I'll post pictures of progress in the months to come.


heather @ what's blooming this week said...

Hope you are feeling better soon. It's a terrible time of year to get sick, with the garden calling us so much. You will have so much fun watching all those terrific seeds start up.

Ann Flower said...

What a beautiful garden! I would have loved to walk there, and see all the gorgeous flowers! Thanks for sharing

Connie said...

So sorry to hear you have been sick, but glad to hear you are back in the garden.

It is fun to see where you are planning to plant the flower seeds...and I was delighted to hear you will use some in the community garden. I hope they get established well for you in both places and then do their 'thing'...self sow!