Monday, February 4, 2013

Cottage Garden Inspiration Tour - Part 1




Good Morning Garden Friends!
Hope you have had a lovely weekend.
It was a long one for us, we've had some yucky weather.
But it is suppose to warm up after today and melt all this icy mess. 

Today is the first day of my special
"Cottage Garden Inspiration Tour"

I am over the top excited to share this with you!

Welcome to May in Little Nashville Indiana.
These pictures were taken the same day as last weeks posts about this area.
It was a beautiful day to say the least.
It was about 8 am when I visited this garden.
The garden is very open and out in the public.
It is a courtyard surrounding about six shops and restaurants.
I love the combination of stones and brick.
This leads you into a delightful path of mostly perennials.
Husker Red Penstemon is the white blooms you see.
It grows very well in my own garden, but only blooms once in the spring.
Purple Bee Balm or Mint Bergamot along the path is stunning.
A large oakleaf hydrangea and an iceburg rose... kind of shady for the rose, but it seems to be happy. 
Spiderwort, penstemons, salvias... oh my!
Hearty geranium makes a nice groundcover, it will bloom in mid-summer.
Loads of Husker Red Penstemon in bloom.
What a lovely view.
Here is the main house this garden surrounds.  It is now a gift shop.
The iron fence is so charming with it's lovely spireas.

This is just day one!
I will show more of this garden in the next two days posts. 

You can find more info about the area on the Little Nashville Site found HERE.

God Bless---

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4 comments:

  1. It is beautiful. I adore salvia.

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  2. What gorgeous cottage gardens, and historic homes, too! Thanks for sharing.

    Visiting from Tweak it Tuesday.

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  3. Brooke - I'm so enjoying your pictures of Nashville, Indiana. I am a misplaced Hoosier and now live in Minnesota. I was born and raised in Columbus, Indiana, which is about an hour from Nashville. I'm curious why you refer to Nashville, Indiana as "Little Nashville"? I've never heard it called that before. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. This garden is so beautiful and just the perfect pick me up on this dreary drab day! I love all the flowers, the paths, the iron fence and the great benches perfect for sitting on and admiring the flowers! Gorgeous photos! Thank you so much for sharing! Hugs, Leena

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Wonderful to hear from you and taking the time to visit. Come back soon and let me know how I can visit you online as well. I love to meet new gardeners!

Here is the finalized list of all the stops on the Christmas in the Country Tour 2014 here at Creative Country Mom's.

Featured Home Tours - Panoply, Aiken House and Garden,


Featured Home Tours - A Delightsome Life, Shabby Art Boutique,


DAY THREE - DECEMBER 2ND

Featured Home Tours - Nancherrow and

Sweet Tea and Saving Grace


DAY FOUR - DECEMBER 3RD

Featured Home Tours - Meadow Lake Road, Designer's Sweet Spot,

Bohemian Juncktion and White Lace Cottage


DAY FIVE - DECEMBER 4TH

Featured Home Tours - Momcrieff and

Somewhat Quirky Designs


DAY SIX - DECEMBER 5TH

Featured Home Tours - Shabby FuFu, What Meegan Makes,

I Am A Homemaker and Major Huff Takes A Wife


DAY SEVEN - DECEMBER 8TH

Featured Home Tours - Lilacs and Longhorns,

Garden Matter and Southern Seazons


DAY EIGHT - DECEMBER 9TH

Featured Home Tours - Atta Girl Says, Our Southern Home

For What It's Worth and Designthusiasm


DAY NINE - DECEMBER 10TH

Featured Home Tours - Chatfield Court

and Holidays At The Harris Home


DAY TEN - DECEMBER 11TH
Featured Home Tours - Dwellings - The Heart of the Home,
DIY 180, Domicile 37 and Little Red Brick House

DAY ELEVEN - DECEMBER 12TH

Featured Home Tours - Dandelion Patina,

Real Inspired and Sweet Melanie


I wish to thank all of the bloggers that participated and all the ones whom shared their links at the party. I so enjoyed every day of the tour and all the wonderful homes all decorated for the holidays. Merry Christmas to everyone! xxx....Brooke