Summer Blooms From My Cottage Garden…and a Sneak Peek!

posted in: Cottage Gardening | 1

Happy Wednesday Dudes & Dudettes!

Its been pretty hot here in Eastern NC and we are pretty much in a drought 🙁 . We’ve had one quick rain storm in the past two months or so. My grass is now HAY as it is all brown and crunches under my feet. I’d love to water but our water bill is too high as it is. I have however been dilligently tending to my gardens and would like to share some photos with you today.

This is a shot of my back garden right off the back of the house. I call it my “Garden of Weedin'” as there are a few pesky weeds constantly trying to take over. I am not sure what they are but they spread like wild fire. I love the cute little bistro set nestled on the grass. I picked up the table at a thrift shop. Its got a glass top and the plan is to do a mosaic tile design on it one day.

Summer garden

One of my favorite perennial flowers is Rudbeckia A.K.A Black Eyed Susans. They love the sun and are drought tolerant. They are so pretty and have come up wonderfully this year.summer gardensummer garden rudbeckiaHere is another version of them. I love this color.black eyed susansLast year I planted this butterfly bush and it is coming along nicely. It was so small when I planted it last summer and now it stands about 4 feet tall. It seems to be thriving in its part shade location. The sun here in NC can be quite strong.butterfly bushLast year I bought a small Hydrangea bush on clearance at Lowe’s for $5. I planted it up against the house where it gets a lot of shade and morning sun. Its still pretty small, maybe 1 foot high as I made the mistake of cutting it back in the fall. It is blooming now for the first time and it is gorgeous!hydrangeasMy begonias are looking great too!begoniasSome summer Rose blooms!summer rosesWell, that’s wraps up the tour of my summer garden for today.

I have been very busy inside the house working on redesigning my dining room. Its almost finished and I am chomping at the bit to post about it. Here is a sneak peek at what I’ve been doing in  there….wallStay tuned for the big reveal!!!!!

Have a wonderful day!

~Lisa

[signoff]

 

Subscribe to Lisa's Blog via email and never miss a post! Learn how to decorate on a budget creatively, get crafty ideas and be inspired to tackle your own design projects!

Shop Lisa's Newly Listed Products:
Shabby Chic Pink Cherub Angel Shelf
Shabby Chic Pink Cherub Angel Wall Shelf

Add a touch of whimsy and romance to your home with this shabby chic pink cherub angel shelf. This little shelf is made of terracotta and has been painted white with a pink colorwash overcoat to bring out the details. … Continued

$22.50 Add to cart
White Shabby Chic Bird Figurine Spring Decor
Cute White Distressed Shabby Chic Bird Figurine
Give your cottage inspired home a touch of Spring and whimsy with this adorable white shabby chic bird figurine. Makes a great gift too.
$14.00 Add to cart
Vintage Ceramic Yellow Goldfinch Bird Figurine
Vintage Ceramic Yellow Goldfinch Bird Figurine
This pretty vintage ceramic yellow goldfinch bird figurine would feel right at home displayed in any retro, mid century inspired room.
$28.00 Add to cart
Distressed Shabby White Bird Figurine Cottage Decor
Distressed Shabby White Bird Figurine
This pretty little shabby chic inspired bird figurine would look lovely perched on any cottage style table top or he would make a lovely gift for a girlfriend.
$14.50 Add to cart
Vintage Inspired Lobster Enamel Coffee Cup
Red and White Lobster Enamel Coffee Cup
This vintage inspired lobster enamel coffee cup would look cute in a coastal kitchen or make a great gift for any beach lover.
$12.00 Add to cart
Shabby Beach Distressed Painted Mermaid Hooks Nautical Bathroom Decor
Set of Three Shabby Beach Painted Mermaid Hooks
These pretty painted mermaid hooks will add a touch of whimsy to any seaside cottage.
$28.50 Add to cart
Cottage Style Repurposed Shutter Shelf
Upcycled Vintage Shutter Shelf – Shabby Beach Cottage Decor
Creatively display your favorite collectibles and decor with a handmade upcycled vintage shutter shelf. Perfect for any room in your home.
$49.95 Add to cart
Retro Vintage Kitchen Towel
Decorative Retro Vintage Kitchen Towel

If you love nostalgia in the kitchen this decorative retro vintage kitchen towel will tickle your fancy. This vintage style hand towel was created with a retro vibe in mind in a retro red color scheme. Display it in your … Continued

$12.50 Add to cart

One Response

  1. Just stopping by to say what a pretty garden and I love your table and chairs!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

A Penny For Your Thoughts.... I love to hear from my readers.