Sunday, July 31, 2022

My Wildflower Meadow and Other Surprises

My husband, Duane, met me at the airport when I arrived in New York from my wonderful Grandmother/Grandson's trip to London and Paris. I felt some trepidation as we drove home, wondering how my gardens had fared in my absence. I need not have worried. Duane had done an outstanding job watering and maintaining them.

My biggest surprise was the abundance of flowers in the meadow (above.) Newly installed this spring with the gazebo Duane found on FB marketplace, the meadow garden exceeded all my expectations. In a future blog posting, I will tell you how I created it. For now, enjoy the pictures I took on my walk through my gardens upon my return. Forgive me for not labeling all the flowers. I will be glad to answer any questions in the comments.


All the vegetables are doing well and the cutting garden is full of color.


My favorite bench by the pond awaits me
The cottage garden is in full bloom and full of pollinators

Not many hollihocks this year but though few they excel


There are two arbors into the Serenity Garden - this one is from the front of the house.

The Serenity Garden is lush and peaceful


I planted the Stone Garden with all white fliowers this year. This is my favorite corner of it
Duane even remembered to water the window boxes along the tractor shed


Our handyman, Victor, installed a new roof, designed and fitted custom benches, and painted inside and out. Here I am enjoying coffee with my friend, Katharine, who helped me on the day I sowed the wild flower seeds.
Isn't it beautiful?

My gardens are full of pollinators

I love to travel and experience new adventures, and I will never forget this wonderful trip with Jonathan. It was the trip of a lifetime. A highlight was our visit to Monet's garden in France -- I will write about it soon. But it is lovely to be home to enjoy my cottage garden and the wildflower meadow's quiet pleasures. 


Pamela x


Beautiful slate created and gifted to me by my friend, Joan  


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  1. Enjoyed reading your post - and seeing pictures of your beautiful flower gardens

  2. Leaving a garden is always a worry when you go away, lucky that you had Duane to keep an eye on things for you, a job well done as everywhere looks stunning. Such beautiful gardens.

  3. The gardens are beautiful and Duane has done a spectacular job. What a gift to receive in your return!

  4. Beautiful. Your gardens make me so envious and give me something to strive for.

  5. Oh, stunning garden! That first photo brought a happy smile. The bright colors and productive edibles and ornamentals are impressive! :)

  6. Your garden is blooming into its second generation. New meadow and gazebo are like a second garden.

  7. Georgeous! Glad hubby did a good job keeping it up while you were gone! And the gazebo is a wonderful addition.