Welcome back to my Indiana Home...
I have been meaning to share new pictures all week.
But we are working full time on the screen porch project!
It is looking fantastic!!
So today I am sharing a quick post about the Butterfly Hill Garden.... Enjoy!
The garden is a large circle with a keyhole shaped path for my bench.
It has a natural feel to it... with mostly pink blooms.
It is at the end of our driveway next to the garage and overlooks the backyard and lake.
This area is much larger than it appears... about 30 ft by 25 ft.
And all downhill! Lol... it was steep to mow... so what do I do?
Plant it of course.... silly me.
It is full of tough, hearty shrubs, grasses, perennials and groundcovers...
with a good dose of evergreens.
This week I will be cutting back these two tall pink weigelias
so you will be able to see the coneflowers starting to bloom.
In the spring I wasn't able to mulch this bed and worried about how it would look this year.
But it is so full you cannot even tell.... only a few weeds really.
I am just starting to water this year. It has been really hot this week.
I usually just set this area up with a sprinkler and let it go for an hour or so.
My little evergreen is doing well.... but the crepe myrtles almost all died to the ground this year.
They are coming up from the roots again... not sure if they will bloom this year or not.
My little bench is so sweet... but it is rusted thru on one end... you can still sit on it.... but I wonder each time if it will fall! I will look for another one... hopefully marked down this fall.
The lake is officially open now... the girls have been tubing and swimming in it.
It sure looks tempting when we are sweating buckets working on the porch!
This is from a few days ago... we are staining it now... but it is coming right along.
Can't wait to share it with you when it is finished.
Brooke Berry Kroeger is the creator of the Creative Country Mom blog started in 2009. There she shares her photography and country lifestyle. She enjoys incorporating vintage finds and repurposed treasures in her Southern Indiana farmhouse and garden. She loves to talk about gardening and decorating and often lectures at local gardening education events and area organizations and clubs. She does freelance photography and DIY publication work. If you would like her to contribute on a project, email her at email@example.com.
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