Heritage Rose growing in my Garden.

"Won't you come into my garden? I would like my roses to meet you!"

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Yard of the Month!!

I was Yard of the Month for May!
I thought I better get this picture before they removed the sign.  I am pleased to get it and feel like it really goes to Claire!  I met Claire  a  little more than a year ago after I seriously broke my foot.   She usually comes once a month now to help me out and catch me up on the weeding.  She really does the hard stuff and I play.
The right side of my sidewalk.  The Agapanthus are in bloom.  I have blue and white.
Claire is part of the reason I got the sign.  I suspect there is another.  Nice people call my garden "A Cottage Garden".   Some people call it a jungle.  I like the wild abandoned look. I don't want a groomed garden.  If there is dirt showing, I like to pop something that blooms in it.  Because of that philosophy and my ignorance of plant growth, my garden was overgrown with plants that no longer fit in it.

This spring, we dug up, moved and replanted.

They quickly gave me the award before my garden could grow too out of control for polite company!


  1. Hi Jeannie! Thanks for visiting and leaving comment on my last post. I'm a crafter myself...love to sew! And we also have love of roses in common...it's nice to meet you! ;)

  2. Congratulations! Your bed looks so pretty with the bench in it. Every garden needs a bench.I like the pink and blue color combination's. What is the lovely blue flowers?

  3. The blue flowers are Agapanthus (also know as Lilly of the Nile).

  4. How sweet is that....what a nice reward that is after all your hard work.

  5. I like blowsy gardens -- ones that don't look so planned! And I"m like you -- I plant things waaay too close! But they seem to be happy!

  6. I am laughing, because all kinds of yards, more landscaped than gardened have gotten our neighborhood's yard of the month. I never have, and it should not even bother me, but it does a little. There was a flyer last fall, saying that our next door neighbors would be the first ones in the spring, but they never did put a sign in their yard. They don't even pull the weeds out of their bushes.

    I like the full, randomish look, too.

    I bought an agapanthus last year, and it did not bloom. I brought it inside for the winter, and it looks like it is going to bloom. I hope it's as pretty as yours.


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