Here is what we call the sunny cottage garden because it receives a lot of sun. Not much is blooming yet. The roses, irises, and primroses are about the only blooms. Two Carolina Jasmine plants are climbing the arbor. They were blooming a couple of weeks ago.
I put this azalea in the garden about seven years ago, and the last two years it has really done very well.
The red blooms stand out against the backdrop of other plants in the garden. I probably need to thin out some things.
Coreopsis (We have not finished mulching yet...hence the bare soil.)
Various plants in the cottage garden...salvia, chives, lamb's ears
My Joseph's Coat rose is quite young, but the blooms are a lovely multi-colored hue.
Every year, I plant these hanging planters with pelargoniums. This year I found some that are a very deep red. The variegated ivy has not quite yet begun tumbling down.
These primroses really are on the edge of a path and in between the stones. We try to avoid stepping on them, but, no matter what, they come up with vigor.
These are Knock-out roses. I really like their reliability and vigor.
Here is another spot where I have Knock-out roses.
Here is the vegetable garden. We have a large hill in the back, so we built a tiered vegetable garden. Currently in the garden are green bell peppers, Thai chile peppers, scallions, dill, cilantro, mint, chives, oregano, basil, rue, thyme, kale, broccoli, chard, bush beans, pole beans, cilantro, parsley, tomatoes, bush cucumbers, red leaf lettuce, arugula, romaine lettuce, spinach, squash, strawberries, asparagus, and zucchini. Soon, it will be too warm for the cool weather crops. I will most likely plant some okra and more beans in those beds. I placed a very large arbor in the bean garden for the pole beans. Everything I have tried was never tall enough. We'll see how this one does.
What do you have growing or blooming in your garden?
©Michelle A. Potter