Monday, March 24, 2014

Tiny Cottage - Plans and Plants

Our New Home!

We have done it again! We have downsized for the last time....(I said that last time!) This little dollhouse is our new home. We have not moved into it yet, since our present home is for sale. But we are working on it, and having electrical work and painting done. I am showing you this austere picture, taken in December, so that you can watch the progress from this to a lovely little cottage with shrubs, flowers and other delightful plants.  We have lots of ideas but a small budget. 

Fortunately there are lots of great greenhouses and nurseries nearby, and inspiring catalogs from White Flower Farm, Wayside Gardens, Jackson and Perkins, among others.  Then there are so many places like Plow and Hearth and Gardener's Supply Co. that sell many garden supplies and decorative items for your yard.  Right now River Reader Bookstore, our local book shop in Lexington, Mo, has many wonderful gardening books for sale. 

I will begin with foundation plantings, definitely evergreen, and plants that like sun.  Our house faces east, though not precisely, so it will get morning sun for sure.  The side that you see as the left side faces south.  These are the two areas I will begin planting this spring.  I love flowering shrubs and bushes, such as hydrangeas, viburnum and crape myrtle. 

For some reason, part of this post is in bold type, and I can't seem to change it.  Just mentioning this, because you may think there is something special about what is written in bold.  Not so!

Just getting your attention!

Some of my favorite plants.....
New and Exclusive Floribunda Collection
Roses!  Hybrid teas, climbing roses, old fashioned David Austen, etc., etc.

Nikko Blue Hydrangea

Hydrangeas of any color, but especially blue!

Touch of Class Hosta many beautiful colors available

Paeonia Zephyrus

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