I am just beginning, but my sister's garden has been my inspiration. She and her husband have gardened for many years but only on this one for the past 10 years or so. Their 1930s era home is on three acres about 40 miles south of Atlanta. I think it is the epitome of a country cottage garden. Some photos are from 2009 when their garden was featured on their local county garden tour. I'd like to share it with you. Hope you enjoy it.
A Southern Cottage Garden
Judy, I love the photos. Such an inspiration. Gonna keep these for later reference.
Wow and double WOW! Thank you for the lovely tour. You've got me thinking about how to include more "objects" in my garden! I won't pass up the next rusty ornate iron chair I see... :-)
Thanks so much, Critter. She does have an inside edge. She and several other ladies own and operate two antique stores so they have access to many opportunities to see people's rusty "junk." Kay also picks up pieces of old iron fences to use scattered throughout the garden. She does seem to have the "touch" to put the right piece in just the right place. She and her husband did all this themselves. Here's one fence piece that fits right into the bed.
So beautiful. I especially love all the Austin roses and the pond, and all the garden art. Just lovely.
Rocks! I love rocks. I've lined a couple of beds with them (not as impressively as this border!), and I'd love to do more of the same. :-)
Y'all can see why I'm so inspired by all this. I will post my humble efforts as they take place. And mine won't be on such a grand scale because I have no one but myself to do it. But I seem to learn a little more from her every year. Put that with all the helpful folks at DG, and I should at least be able to come up with something decent.
Here's more of Kay and Bobby's garden. Iris growing in a water garden ...