of plants all jammed in together for our romantic
English Country Garden.
mixed mushroom compost into the beds when we
made them. This year my husband promises to get
me a load of farmyard manure.....who would have
thought you could be happy about that!
I have been asked in the past where we got all our
plants and the answer is yardsales,local garden centers,
seedlings I started,family & friends and some I sent
This year I would like to add more azealeas and rhodo's.
I would love to add some naturalized plants around our pond,
but sometimes time gets away from me and it is busy enough
with what we have and it just possible that I have slowed down
a little in the past 25 years!
and fortunately my husband can build them.
do like to use some annuals in new beds to
fill in faster the first year or two. One of
my favorite annuals for the garden is cosmos.
to have early season color. I love how daffodils multiply
each year. Soon, I will dig up some big clumps and
plant them in urns etc. to bring cheer to the doorstep etc.
Tulips don't seem to last as good from year to year so I
always plant some new ones.
The foliage of the perennials soon cover the foliage of
the daffodils and tulips when they are past.
bugs off the outdoor furniture. Sometimes
earwigs might be a problem but I just swish
them off before I sit down and relax.
Thanks,Andrea for your questions and I hope
that this has been helpful to some degree to you and
other gardeners that were curious as well.
If you would like more info you can check out
The Making of our Garden from an old post.