|The fawn was my daily companion as I gardened in 2012|
My beets took a 'first' ribbon at the West End Fair and my zinnias took a 'second ' in the 'floor display' there.
Spring came very early with delightful daffodils ...
|I planted 100 daffodils in this bed several years ago, and it really filled out.|
also my favorite spring flower, the pretty violet ...
... and of course fragrant honeysuckle.
|Looking into the shade garden.|
The summer cottage garden was enhanced by the newly acquired hollyhocks, given to me by my dear friend, Katharine.
|Left to right: hollyhocks, butterfly bush, daylilies, and perennial geranium.|
The pond came into its own in 2012, with a reworked waterfall and additional plants.
In spite of rose rosette disease attacking the nearby wild roses, my cultivated roses thrived. Fingers crossed for 2013.
Hostas in the shade garden were especially beautiful. The cottage garden was lovely in every season.
|Miniature hostas in a tub, surrounded by spider plant, lamium, and other shade plants.|
|The cottage garden in September|
Many critters visited my 2012 garden including lots of butterflies on the milkweed that I planted at the bottom of the kitchen garden.
There were frogs, frogs and more frogs in and around the pond ...
|One of our MANY frogs.|
2012 was a very good year; I can't wait to see what 2013 brings.
Wishing you a very happy new gardening year!
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