Let's see what's blooming at the cottage this week!~~~~I decided at the start of this growing season that I wouldn't do a garden post every week, because if you follow my blog, you've seen it all last year! So instead I'll just share new junk I might find and a periodic update on what's blooming!
I've had this rusty......milk carrier?... for quite awhile. I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it, but it was going to take some time.
So I started collecting vintage blue Ball canning jars. I'm sure I could have made this all come together faster, but it was a case of forgetting that I was supposed to be looking for blue Ball jars!
Finally, enough jars to fill the carrier! And here's what's blooming this week:
Ladybells. Don't you just love that name?! They're pretty, but they're also the bane of my existence. They spread eeeeeverywhere!
Gooseneck Loosestrife. Go ahead and say that fast three times, I dare you!
Monarda. Or Bee Balm. Whatever you call it, it looks like fireworks to me!
Every time I make a bouquet from the garden, I always include hosta leaves.
This little collection of flowers couldn't be left out in the sun, so it's now sitting by the back door. A little cottage-y welcome!
I found this birdfeeder at a garage sale weeks ago. I was just going to paint it and place it somewhere in the garden.
But then I found this while on vacation. It's been called everything from a lifeguard chair to a lighthouse since we brought it home!
But when I put the two things together, and plunked it in the garden in the middle of all of the daisies, it became a trellis for my cottage garden!
I weaved the pink rosebush onto it, and although it's pretty much done blooming, it's going to look amazing next year! I've always wanted something like this for the garden, and actually contemplated making one myself. This was much easier! I'm bananas about it!~~~~~~~~~~So, have you found any interesting junk for your garden?!?