Macon, GA, USA


This post from almost ten years ago remains one of my most popular - enjoy!


As the days get warmer I have this little dream of a charming cottage garden with white picket fences, wrought iron gates, statuary, arbors, stone pathways, a knot garden, and lush spots of color.

Something like this -

Curved brick walkways and arbors with trailing roses...

and bunnies greeting you as you enter the garden gates.


Cotton candy pink mopheads are a perfect backdrop for my pink beach cruiser, don't you think?

A bunny garden party!  How adorable is this garden fountain?!

Rustic signs...

and happy flowers for cutting...

more bunnies nestled among the creeping fig vines...

and dancing on a white picket fence,

while these dancing ladies dangle from a canopy of fuchsias above.

A folk art weather vane points the way...

to the rose garden.

Perfectly pink tea roses,

sunshine yellow English garden roses,

and cool as orange sherbet roses.

This bunny loves the fragrance!

Meanwhile, this little guy is hopping through fields of snow white hydrangeas,

and this little bird watches carefully and enjoys her view...

of icy lavender blooms,

frothy pink bouquets,

and rich periwinkle lace caps.

One little path bordered by upside down old terracotta flower pots leads to another charming country garden.

Begonias, bacopa, and lobelia overflow from hanging baskets that mark the entrance of this quiet spot.

Daisies, dahlias, and delphiniums envelope you as you enter this stone paved courtyard garden...

where small stone walls hold in the overflowing lobelia and other bountiful flora.

Petunias in violet and white create a bold spot of color.

Daisies sway gently in the breeze, while...

yummy yellow dahlias dance in the sunlight.

This bunny is happy to be here...

and hopes that you are too! 

This bloom is for you!

Thanks for your visit to "my" cottage garden - my garden inspiration.


Some of the photographs in this post were taken at Pickets in Seagrove, Florida; Highlands Country Club in Highlands, North Carolina; and Point Defiance Botanical Gardens in Tacoma, Washington. Others are from my own garden.


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