Cottage Appreciation

Logging the most recent pictures of the Ina’s impressive Cottage Garden bed within the Homeward Bound Memorial Garden, I was inspired to go back and look at its beginnings. Like the rescues at Homeward Bound, it has been transformed with TLC and a little training. I thought you might enjoy a simple pictorial review. P.S…she has graciously agreed to extend the Cottage Garden to frame a stunning entry next summer!

February; rocks and working the soil.

March; a river runs through it.

April; plantings and sprouting paths.

May; paths conquered! Drip and compost spur growth.

June; beautiful silvers and greens in late afternoon.

July; dotted with yellows, purples and the  brilliant pink of Crape Myrtles.

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I am a nascent gardener, rescuer, and photographer, chronicling the journey of the dogs at Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary near Sacramento, CA - and the Memorial Garden we have devoted to them.

9 thoughts on “Cottage Appreciation”

  1. What a wonderful chronology of the cottage garden. It has been wonderful to watch the progression of this garden. I am so glad you were able to capture all with your camera. This garden really lends itself to the drip system. I’m hoping Ina will divide some of her plants in the cooler months and pass around to other gardeners.

  2. Audrey, how DID you get that Monarch to sit still long enough to take those beautiful photos? That’s just amazing! I enjoyed visiting with you 2 ladies last night – it truly is gorgeous out in the gardens in the evening! Happy warm weekend to all! Ina

    1. That’s Maria’s magic, not mine! Happy “warm” weekend is right…why can’t it be hot on weekdays and cool on gardening days? Great to see you!

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