Saturday, June 3, 2023

Saturday Vibes


I brought a few lily of the valley plants with me from my former home. It has taken over 20 years for them to become a ground cover that gets bigger every year.


Nothing earth shattering here, just the picket fence that surrounds my air conditioning unit, my gas meter, and my electric meter. It looks so nice since it was painted last summer. Have a great weekend. xo

10 comments:

Tasha T said...

Lily of the valley is such a pretty flower and you are so fortunate to be able to grow them. Whenever I plant them in my garden they disappear after a couple of years. I guess I have the wrong soil type. Your white picket fence looks beautiful and a great way to hide all the necessary, but unattractive, features of modern life. Hope you're having a great weekend.

Lisa D. said...

The picket fence is charming! I love it, especially with the carved pineapples, (are they pineapples?), at the tops of the posts.

Pam said...

I hope you're having a good weekend, Rosemary. The fragrance of lily of the valley reminds me of a little old neighbor woman who lived next door to us 35 years ago. She was such a wise gardener. Around the foundation of her cottage home were lily of the valley that looked like a huge wave. They had grown for many years and they were beautiful.

Your picket fence looks great!

Content in a Cottage said...

Tasha T -- It took forever for this stand of Lily of the Valley to get established. I distinctly remember counting only 17 of them at one time. They like shade and moist soil. They are starting to encroach on the peonies so I will start thinning the pips that come up too close. Yes, the new growth doesn't grow from bulbs but from rhizomes called "pips" that extend from the underground roots. Maybe you just had the wrong location. My picket fence is one of my favorite things and it defines that end of my house so nicely. My weekend is great, so far. xo, Rosemary

Content in a Cottage said...

Lisa D. -- The finials are artichokes. I have one more that doesn't show to define the gate. I was thrilled to find them in a charity shop and everybody wanted them when I went to the checkout desk. They are a molded composite that won't degrade like carved wood so they will enjoy a long life decorating the posts. xo, Rosemary

Content in a Cottage said...

Pam -- My stand is finally looking like a big wave too. Your neighbor was wise to plant them along her foundation and I might have to copy that for mine. I don't have any plantings there because my siding is so close to the ground. Lily of the Valley grow close to the ground and I never considered them as a foundation planting but now I shall. Thanks for the tip. I'm glad you like my picket fence. xo, Rosemary

Noelle said...

Love the lily of valley as well. My neighbor had them and over the years they spread to my yard. I’m so lucky and yes the like shade. The fence looks great, it looks crisp. Enjoy! N

Content in a Cottage said...

Noelle -- Lucky you! Free Lilies of the Valley­č¬┤The pips are very expensive to purchase. I'm sure your neighbor is happy they chose to spread your way. Mine are shaded by my brick wall but the peonies get the sun because they are so tall and out of the shadow of the wall. I am really enjoying my front garden this year and my peonies are gorgeous. We haven't had any hard rain since they started blooming to beat them down and they have never been lovelier. Yes, my picket fence looks brand new and very crisp since the paint job last summer. xo, Rosemary

Tara Dillard said...

Miss you..............hope you're taking a great vacation !!

Content in a Cottage said...

Tara Dillard -- Just a vacation from blogging. Real Estate and its problems taking up too much of my time lately. Thanks. I watch a mother and her two groundhog babies outside my bathroom window for the longest time today. This is the first time ever I have seen young ones. They are almost as big as the mother but with long fuzzy fur. They are adorable. I have only cut the lawn one time this year. I did the front and a little of the backyard myself and then I hired a landscaper to do the rest. He brought a brush hog because the grass was so tall three weeks ago. It has only rained two or three times since May. Rain today so welcome. I will try to post something over the weekend. xo, Rosemary