Tuesday, May 26, 2009


This past week the weather has been unseasonably warm, but we here in New England aren't complaining. It has been in the 90s for most of the week and the three-day "rain forecast" ~ never came. We had perfect, warm, sunny days for the entire
Memorial Day weekend.

I spent the whole week filling my pots with pink and white Wave Petunias, planting tons of my favorite seeds: Zinnias, Cosmos, Bee Balm, Bells of Ireland, Foxglove, Sweet William, Morning Glory, Sweet Pea and the list goes on. It was so hot that within two days the Zinnias had germinated! That was very exciting.

I think DH caught my spring fever and decided to do a bit of changing things around in the garden himself. Well.... I went outside to find him completely ripping up and rebuilding the walkway to the Pink Fairy Cottage. Don't get me wrong, I'm happy he is enjoying himself, but his little feet smashed some of my precious and favorite plants, his wheelbarrow was sitting on top of new sprouts coming up and some of my favorite were just plain gone from sight!! OMG!!! I thought our garden was done, except for mulching ~ but DH had an IDEA and that was the beginning and end of that.

I'm sure once summer arrives and all the seeds germinate and I fill in the places where the birds ATE the seeds, all will be well again in the garden of the "Pink Fairy Cottage".

Take a peak and welcome to my world~!
Ah marriage is wonderful, isn't it.

Next week 2 yards of loam to level off the rocky road and several yards of mulch and ~ HOPEFULLY ~ we're done with the garden ~ except for weeding. There will be daily trips outdoors for weeding that's for sure.

Now on to cleaning and preparing the "Pink Fairy Cottage" for visitors and a quiet place to sit without ants, spiders, mice and whatever else takes up habitation in there during the winter months. More to come...........


Lisa said...

Oh your yard is so lovely! I know your garden updates will be just as great!
Hugs, Lisa

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Now I know your Sweetie was trying to please you...sigh mine bless 'im isn't much for outside work.
I know your Fairy Cottage is going to shine when ya'll are done!

vivian said...

your home and garden are so pretty! I think its great that your husband is interested in and likes to help you in the garden.. mine isnt! that little cottage is precious!
have a great week!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Ah! Men, husbands, they are darling but sometimes glumsy. They are so willing however, to move dirt, knock down walls and sweat for US! Your pink cottage is my dream! HAVE FUN!!! Blessings, Anita

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh Cathy, you are so lucky!!! Everything is fabulous!!!!!! You live in my dream :)

Love ya,

MaygreenFairies said...

Oh your garden is gorgeous, so very english cottage style, i love it! Mandy x

Allidink said...

Oh I love the little stone path leading to the house :) Lovely garden!

All the best,

beth said...

I love garden and the way you show them! gardening is one of my biggest passions