image from Katy Elliott
The last day of frost on average for our area of the country is May 5th. Oh yah, let the gardening begin. Now I really love the look of cottage gardens like above, but truth be told I am really not that great at this gardening thing. Since we moved in a over eight years ago, I have planted umpteen perennials that have not returned. We have sandy soil and I lose gusto for watering plants. But I am ready to try some more. I do however do a decent job at container gardening, it is quicker and easier in my mind.
I do feel the cottage garden needs a little junk for character. So I added a little junk to my fence. This crusty mailbox thingy was found for 2 bucks at a garage sale and I thought it would look cute hanging on my gate with flowers planted in it. I planted bacopa, geraniums, and pansies. Now let's hope the kids don't knock it off. Now if I could only talk someone into painting my fence white.