I keep a journal of the cottage.
I record the work we have done,
(and the cost).
The visitors we have, when we open, when we close,
all the good stuff.
Here is the drawing I did
of the Quimby garden
(because some people are asking).
The plant list:
4 annabelle hydrangeas
10 lady's mantle
6 pink thread-leaf coreopsis
5 limelight hydrangeas
2 flats of cosmos
1 flat of tall snapdragons
few odd annuals like dahlias (Sister Too couldn't resist)
I originally planned 5 David Austin rosebushes
I love them,
I planted some in Cincinnati.
They have a beautiful scent
and are easy to care for.
BUT...it was too late to ship bare-root roses.
So, I agonized and formed a committee
(Mr., Mr's mom, sympathetic garden center lady Marilyn)
and decided NOT to plant something else,
but to wait (an agonizing wait)
until next year.
So I can have what I REALLY want.
I planted a bunch of annuals instead.
In the end, I may be glad for the all-season color.
Or, I want those roses!
This garden is just a baby.
In three years, it will really be something.