My sweetest memories have always been in the garden with Grammie and Mom on the beach, so my dream has come true and I am in a cottage I’ve christened with a plaque, “Seashell Cottage” you will see when you visit.
It’s a brand new garden and it’s all about the past, the future, and loved ones. I have my Grammie’s irises, her epie plant and my Mother’s love for roses and hydrangeas with one named after my Granddaughter, Summer. Mom would be so happy here, I feel her when I am in the garden digging and I tear up as I lost her late last year. Seems those flowers are doing the best! I have Italian bellflower for my Daughter-in-law, and the Italian family I’ve invited into my heart. Even a MaryLou Heard plant I purchased from her many years ago is thriving as well as her sweet-pea which I hope will be in bloom at tour time. My sons are here too, but they will have to find that secret one day–sssshhh…,I will tell you. My friends are here too with what I call, “pass-a-long plants,” always the best and hardiest plants–just like them! A rose named, “Penny Lane” is here after a sweet furry pet.
I feel so lucky to live in this cottage and peaceful retreat. Everywhere I’ve lived I have hung my wind chimes for my Mom. They provide a peaceful feeling to all my visiting guests. Hope to see you on the tour!