In My Daughter’s Garden

blooms & birds in this garden!

blooms & birds in this garden!

Of all the gardens I have known, one of my very favorites is my daughter’s in Oregon. I delight in seeing Meg’s personality and creativity reflected in the garden and little cottage which she painted herself. A bit Bohemian with a twist of English Cottage Garden thrown in for good measure, her double lot is becoming a sustainable garden of fruits, vegetables and flowering plants. Raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, apple and fig trees are interplanted with eggplants, tomatoes, kale, leeks, squash and leafy greens. Drought tolerant plants and bee-friendly blooms for pollinators are mixed throughout her yard and abuzz with activity.

Sitting beneath the mimosa tree named Albethea is a wonderful shady spot to survey the garden with the added benefit of sweet scented blossoms. Window boxes filled with succulents and herbs frame the front windows, and clematis is trellised up the porches. Roses climb the branch arbors on the walk towards the house where blooming succulents and a sweet jasmine vine greet you. A trumpet vine is climbing up a dead Laurel, making it beautiful once more.

Meg's Cottage

Meg’s Cottage

A visual treat for the eyes, pretty potted plants, interesting succulents, window boxes and blooms of all kinds create a cacophony of cottage garden colors. Stones collected on hikes become a rock garden filled with succulents by the garden shed. Nothing is wasted. Pruned branches become rose arbors, vegetable garden trellises and twig fencing for the flower beds. Bamboo screening envelopes the garden and gives it a sense of enclosure. And tiny lights welcome you home as the day turns to dusk.

 

 

potted plants

potted plants

windowbox

windowbox

garden gate

garden gate

garden shed

garden shed

twig fence

twig fence

container

container

cottage at dusk

cottage at dusk

rose

rose

pineapple lilies

pineapple lilies

hens & chicks

hens & chicks

 

 

 

 

 

 

trumpet vine

trumpet vine

clematis

clematis

rose

rose

 

 

 

 

 

 

under the mimosa

under the mimosa

Flowering trees, shrubs and perennials fill her yard with color and scent! The Mimosa tree, named Albethea, perfumes the air and is a delightful place to dine in the shade.

Mimosa

Mimosa

scabiosa

scabiosa

Mimosa

Mimosa

strawberry

strawberry

wallflower

wallflower

jasmine

jasmine

 

Meg’s lovey pets will keep you company in the garden too! Her male cat, Mogey, was out and about during the picture-taking and missed his photo op!

Layna the Wonder Dog!

Layna the Wonder Dog!

Tiger in her garden

Tiger in her garden

12 Responses so far.

  1. Dolly Sarrio says:

    I sure did enjoy my garden tour!

  2. Gorgeous. Clearly the apple does not fall far from the tree! You taught her well.

    • Barb says:

      Thanks for touring my daughter’s garden, Karen! She has certainly developed her skills as she creates a beautiful cottage garden. I think I passed on a love of nature, the rest Meg has done on her own!
      Happy Gardening!
      Barb

  3. Fredi says:

    My Daughter -in-law lives in Salem, Ore. and also has a beautiful garden with great yard art thanks to my son. Thank you for sharing the garden!!! Fredi

    • Barb says:

      Fredi ~ Thanks for your note! They do have some wonderful growing conditions in Eugene and Salem – except those dry summers! Glad you came by!
      Happy Gardening!
      Barb

  4. Nancy Blue Moon says:

    Just beautiful Barb..she has her Mother’s talent for growing things!

  5. Barb,
    Love her cottage!! So darn charming!! Beautiful blooms and fur babies too!! Great post filled with so much eye candy and inspiration!!

    Hugs,
    De

    • Barb says:

      Thanks, De ! My daughter has made her place a delightful little cottage and garden. Everyone is happy there, including the pets : )
      Happy Gardening!
      Barb

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