The warmth of summer is upon the gardens of Tilly’s Nest. It seems as though we have had a late start this year as compared to last. The coral bells greet you at the gate as you begin to enter the gardens.
Early hydrangea blossoms begin to bloom and are dotted amongst the gardens. Our soil tends to be quite acidic, so all of our hydrangea blooms have tinges of blue.
Subtle garden sculpture accents the blooms, such as this immortalized shell sculpture.
I am particularly fond of succulents given my Southern California roots. Every chance I get, I incorporate them inside and out.
I love mossy clay covered pots and keeping a natural feel to the gardens.
In my succulent container garden, a bunny hides amongst the leaves. At least, this one doesn’t steal nibbles.
With the rain we have had the last few days, tiny clumps of mushrooms have popped up in the lawn. I like to tell the children that fairies live amongst them. Next month, we are going to create a fairy garden.
An oak leaf and pollen were dancing in the bird bath, as the daylily’s leaves reflected in the water.
The foxglove has the most gorgeous little speckles peeking out from it’s trumpetlike blooms.
The bees too are happy the rain is over, they have been very busy today.
Finally, as we make our way through the garden we reach Tilly’s Nest. The fennel and marjoram are growing nicely and the lovely flowering tree by the coop is done with its show of beautiful white little flowers.
I enjoy gardening very much and love the addition of backyard chickens to the gardens. I believe that gardens and backyard chickens compliment each other beautifully.
Photo Credits: Tilly’s Nest