The Garden


So nice to meet you, I am always happy to meet new gardening friends. My name is Brooke Kroeger aka Creative Country Mom online. I'm located in the hills of South Western Indiana, about 40 minutes from the Kentucky border. We live on 7 acres way out in the country on a 48 acre lake. Lots of woods, water, wildflowers and animal life to enjoy. Our farmhouse style home is 8 years old, but the initial front borders are 5-7 years.... since then I have worked my way out. 

A few years ago I included a raised bed rose garden with new 35 roses, making my total collection at over 60 varieties. They been a fantastic addition, with at least 10 varieties blooming at any given time. I am an avid collector; irises, daylilies, hydrangeas, roses, flowering shrubs, and recently rare conifers and evergreens. 

With such a big area to work with, it has been a challenge and a wonderful opportunity to start with a blank canvas to create a dream garden. One thing I was blessed with is ROCKS! We had 52 boulders when we dug our basement. If you dig, you get a rock.... so I am constantly amending planting areas as I expand. We have a very unique “Firepit” rock garden that includes the majority of the largest boulders.... one is bigger than a compact car! It looks like the scene of “Survivor” when we have a fire and light the tiki torches... who knows who will be “voted off the island” 

Basically, I am an ever learning, avid home gardener that share her experiences... I am passionate about my blooms, thrive to create long lasting, creative combinations that will endure. My garden is coming together to a point that the fun part is now... editing... decorating... the heavy lifting is mostly in place.... it is the time to enjoy it!

To hear more about my garden writing and bio, please visit my "About Me" page.




Updated 6/2014