But Worker Bee! You promised me an herb garden and a veggie garden! Why not a few roses too?
Ahhhh........thank you Worker Bee! I love our gardens!
We have a couple of gardens we've (okay - I'VE named them and everyone else just humors me) named at Sweet Bee Cottage.
(Oh you must know by know that I name many things in my life - my car, my house, my daughter.....)
In front of our picket fence is Our Cottage Garden. It's filled with roses, perennials, a few herbs, and a very few annuals.
|Smells heavenly out there!|
|Don't you just love Pincushion Flower? It's one of my favorites!|
We also have on the east side of our front yard, Our Kitchen Garden.
Yes, you read that right - Our Kitchen Garden is in the front yard. It's the only spot on our property that gets enough hours of sunshine. We have a very shaded little cottage.
We grow veggies, herbs, and a few cutting flowers in those beds.
|We have three raised beds. Ignore the spilled compost. We'll get that cleaned up!|
Our raised beds are made out of those Lincoln Log looking posts that you can get at Home Depot for about $2 each. Since Our Kitchen Garden is in the front yard, I wanted it to look a little bit classy so we painted the "logs" with black paint. (Our side doors and window frames are all black.) I love how they have turned out and held up. This is the second year we've had them.
|Snapdragons that survived over the winter.|
|My sage bloomed! I've never had sage bloom before! It's it the most gorgeous flower?|
|Spanish lavender! Always makes me think of little purple butterflies floating above this herb.|
|Look! Tomato blossoms!|
And my pansies are still doing well! I do have a horrible tendency of killing off my potted plants, so I'm glad to see these still around.
(A good deal of that thanks should go out to Worker Bee - he takes good care of all of us.)
Thanks for buzzin' around here at Sweet Bee Cottage!
It's always a pleasure to see you stopped by for a visit.