warm fuzzies…


I find beauty in imperfections; I like things that tell a story, old barns, linens…and I like to share. Blogging is the perfect way to share the excitement of the ~ best ~ flea market, tag sale, decorating idea, series of photographs, or farm story ever. I am loving having a place to express so much of my creativity, share my love of animals, our little cottage farm, and writings. The post previous to this was my 100th; I can’t believe it…I expect the warm fuzzies I get every time I read a comment left by lovely readers will continue for the next hundred; I hope my exuberance,delight, and appreciation for each comment will continue well into the 1000s of posts. Each comment, or e-mail ~ to me ~ is an act of kindness, a reassurance to the ~ a once reluctant blogger.

One of my favorite things is a beautifully disheveled cottage garden, not a perfectly manicured garden,… a running a muck with color and variety…herbs, flowers, and veggies all growing together in a wonderful, colorful mass kind of garden. A cozy, peaceful, pretty as a picture, place to exhale a sigh of relief or relaxation kind of garden. Some day, I will visit the cottage gardens in Devon, Herefordshire, Norfolk, the Cotswalds,and perhaps Brittany, alas for the time being; I will content myself with my cottage gardens. Here I plant roses ’round the fences, raspberries by the gates, bushes and bushes of hydrangeas; where the sleepy dogs can lie.

Down my quiet narrow lane; I will line my walk with hosta, and marigolds, with babies breath…and Coralbells. I will drape my porch in Wisteria, the front garden, packed with flowers of all sorts, daisies, foxglove, peony, cosmos, snapdragon, pansy, bachelor’s button, columbine, bleeding heart, and hollyhock, oh and bell flowers with their lovely lavender hue.

Perhaps, just perhaps, I should put the seed catalogs down. I just wanted to order grapes!

a gaggle of garden goodies:

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Be well,
Jess

8 thoughts on “warm fuzzies…

  1. It was nice to live in a place where cottage gardens abound! (We lived in the UK for two years). I am envious of you that you can grow wisteria! There are so many wonderful plants that we just can’t grow in my part of Canada!

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    • I am a bit envious of you…I would love to stay in the UK for awhile…if I win the lottery, perhaps. My eldest sister near the Cascapedia on the shores of Quebec; she also grows quite different things than I.

      I will let you know how the wisteria does here in Upstate NY. Enjoy the weekend.

      Jess

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    • Renee, you are too funny; I have heard and read that in some areas of NY you can actually grow wine grapes! How long do you think they will take to establish and produce fruit? Cottage gardens are dreamy, carefree, and don’t take themselves seriously..I think that’s why I like them so much. Thanks.

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