Hi! I am Meg, Barb Rosen’s daughter, and I am writing today to show my mom how much I love her and how she has inspired me in my garden. I may not have birdhouses, ladders and birdbaths galore but mom has cultivated my love for what we like to call “the wild and wonky” garden. My garden has a way to go … that is what I love about it! Come take a peek to see how my garden has changed over the last few years with many thanks to my mom’s creative (and affordable!) ideas.
I fell in love with this cute cottage because of the huge yard with plenty of space to garden but I was overwhelmed and did not know where to begin! Mom knew immediately what to do: some fresh paint to play to the country cottage charm, bamboo to cover the chain link fencing, clematis on trellises on the front and side porches to add coziness, and a plan to slowly eliminate the front lawn and transform it into more garden space (and less mowing!). How does she think of these things!?
Mom thought the shed was adorable and what an amazing spot to feature a rock and succulent garden. This flowerbed was problematic. It does not get much rain because it is protected by a larger cedar so drought-tolerant sedums and succulents were the way to go! I didn’t need to start with many … they spread like crazy!
I love the really dark, moody and geometric flowers and mom has suggested that I pair them with bright flowers to make them pop. She has so many great suggestions!
Mom, I love you! You inspire me in my garden and in my life. I may even be inspired to learn how to take better pictures ;) Love, meg