Greetings dear friends and welcome to my garden! 😊 Many of you already know me from my previous blog Heirloom Cottage Garden, but for any new friends, I thought I would write an introductory post to share a little bit here about my life, garden, and the purpose of this blog...so here goes!
|My Spring garden in full bloom, May 2017|
|Me with my dog Nellie|
My interest in flowers and all plants (yes, even weeds!) has been growing steadily, and I am forever learning something new. I'm currently studying botany using old 19th-century textbooks by Asa Gray and Frances H. Green. I love to collect antique books on gardens and flowers, and am working on building up what I hope will one day be quite a respectable library of them! 😁 I also enjoy exploring the surrounding fields and woods in search of wildflowers...
|The woods in June|
I will be working on getting some of the more important posts moved over here from my old blog, so I apologize to those of you who have already been following me awhile if you start seeing things you've already seen before! But I promise I'll mix in plenty of new things throughout the process and I may be editing some of the old posts as well, so hopefully you won't get too bored. 😁
|The 'Seed Garden' at dusk|
Like my previous blog, this one will likely be on quite a variety of subjects, including garden notes, herbal remedies, botany, flower history and folklore, poetry, book reviews, nature walks, travels, and whatever else strikes my fancy in the meantime! I do hope all of you will find something of interest to you here and that you will visit me often. 😊
*P.S. I'm a bit technically challenged and am still trying to figure out a few things on this site. I'm hoping the email subscribe form is working but it's so different from what I use on Heirloom Cottage Garden (this one is supposed to send out an automatic email). So please let me know if you have any trouble with it or are not receiving notifications!