I am a Victorian Soul, live in a small townhouse that was built in the mid 1970's, not a huge Mega Mansion, with my Hubby Joe, who is a Retired Letter Carrier. I worked night shift as an RN on a Hospital based Rehabilitation( Physical Medicine) Unit for 37 years before I had Knee Replacement Surgery and officially Retired in 2019 after 41 years working in Direct Patient Care ... I am LOVING Retirement!!!!


George Eliot
George Eliot was actually a pen name for a woman named Mary Anne Evans......


Saturday, June 24, 2017

How Are my Flowers Growing in my Cottage Garden and Patio?

The last time I showed you my Cottage Garden in the back yard, we had been getting quite a bit of rain and my annuals and perennials had not been able to bask in too much Sunshine!!

Well, that has changed and even though we are still getting frequent rain showers, we have also had some Sun and warm weather causing my flowers to take off!!

Let's take a look at the annuals planted in pots on the Patio first.......
 If you missed my last post on how I bumped out "The Bump Out" part of our Patio to accommodate a" new to us" market umbrella.......
 Please click HERE .....

Back to the annuals on the Patio.......

The impatiens are filling in nicely.................
 Joe got a deal on some flowers at a local Flower Tent that was closing for the season......
He bought 4 New Guinea Impatiens for $5.00!!  I replaced a begonias that were not doing well in this pot because it got water logged, with one of the new guinea impatiens......

I added that begonia to this pot.......
These begonias are doing well......
 The petunias in this pot on the table are filling in.....
 As is this marigold........
These petunias really love the Sun!!
And these impatiens love the shade in the corner!!
I originally planted marigolds in this milk crate container but the slugs were chewing them down to nothing so I switched the marigolds to another pot and planted these annuals that Joe bought on Clearance for $5.00 for a flat of 32 plants!!!
I planted the rest of those annuals in several pots that I had saved when I bought flowers last year.......
You will see that I placed those pots all over the yard.......
Again, the petunias are doing well.......
The begonias that I originally planted in these pots were getting water logged by all the rain so I transplanted them else where and planted 2 new guinea impatiens in these pots......
You can see that my perennials are starting to bloom.......
More impatiens that are growing well.......
You can see that our cottage garden is full of color!!
Once again, the petunias are doing well.....
This one begonia is doing well in this sprinkling can.....
 As are the hostas behind it......
 These impatiens are doing well in this pot under the tree......
More perennials.......
Joe bought this lily at Wegman's last year and Boy, has it bloomed this year!!
I love the color of it!
I am going to let these next few pictures do the talking!!
Over on the other side of the yard.....
I hope you enjoyed seeing how our Cottage Garden is growing at the end of June!!
I will be back with another update at the end of July.......

So I hope you will be back to visit again soon.......
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  1. That gorgeous lily I would love. Such a beautiful burgundy like color. Your flowers look a heck of a lot better than mine. This muggy, hot , soggy weather in Virginia is terrible.

  2. What a beautiful garden you have, filled with love and happiness. Warm greetings to you and best wishes!

  3. The work you've done to create your beautiful backyard garden has really paid off. Really a work of art.

  4. Your cottage garden is filling in so pretty! I have been trying to play catch up too, but I'm not doing it very well....lol!
    I saw that you had some dental work.....that can be so painful....hope you are feeling better now. Have a blessed week my friend....hugs...

  5. Your flowers look fantastic, what a great deal 32 for $5! I love the deep reds, and the metal square crate is a neat idea for displaying your flowers too, very unique!

  6. Your garden makes me smile! So many pretty bursts of color and gorgeous flowers! You created such a beautiful and relaxing garden haven Debbie! Hope you and Joe and a lot of opportunity to enjoy it. Take care of you and Joe! ~Laurie

  7. I love Cottage Gardens and also Impatiens are so pretty and easy to grow. Thanks so much for sharing with us at #overthemoon link party. I’ve shared on social media. Have a great week and see you next week.
    Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond

  8. Your cottage gardens are beautiful...I use lots of Inpatients since most of my gardens are in partial shade.

  9. Your garden is thriving. So pretty. I feel the need to run up to the garden center.

  10. Hi dear Debbie! Your garden looks fantastic, fairy. Your flowers are stunning
    Hugs Alessandra

  11. Your pots are doing wonderful Debbie! Mine are really starting to fill in nicely as well. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  12. So many pretty colors ~ there's nothing quite like a garden in bloom! Thanks for sharing yours at Vintage Charm!

  13. I could seriously just live on your patio. Your flowers are gorgeous - thanks for sharing.

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by!! I could not find any other way to get in touch with you so I am thanking you for your visit here..

  14. Love all your flowers and colour in your garden Debbie, I am trying to put flowers in my garden but Mollie the Collie has been eating them :( Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays.

  15. Debbie your garden is full of such a huge variety of pretty flowers in all shapes and colors. It must be a pleasure to spend time there.

  16. Debbie, I can see you have put in a lot of hard work to have all this beauty in your cottage garden! Gorgeous blooms! Thanks for sharing at Gardens Galore!

  17. Hi Debbie- it looks like your garden is doing very well! Everything is so colorful and cheerful. I like that crate with the flowers- what a cute idea!

  18. I enjoyed looking at your Beautiful Cottage Garden . It was so inspirational.


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