Tuesday, May 28, 2013

In The Garden at Lakeshore Cottage

 







 











 
 
 
Things are really blooming around here...
 
Along the fence line, the purple catmint is blooming.  It is Nepeta, Walker's Low and there is Salvia mixed in with it (it is a deeper purple).  Soon the daisies will be blooming and will peak through the catmint.  And there are a few white oriental lilies that will be blooming as well.  In addition, the Veronica Speedwell is ready to bloom which will add another shade of purple to the mixture.  On the other side of the fence line is a row of double pink knockout roses.  They mix nicely with the purple flowers.
 
The peonies are also in bloom..my favorite are the white...they were a surprise.  They were supposed to be all pink.  I guess sometimes accidents in the garden bring the biggest rewards.
 
In the pots by the front door, I have a couple of boxwoods planted.  They really do well in pots.  Mixed below the boxwoods are sweet potato vine, lime supertunias (my new favorite) and yellow and white striped minis. 
 
What is growing in your garden?
 
I sure hope you enjoyed the tour.

 
 
XO, Kristine

I'm linking up to Kim's
Wow Us Wednesdays
and
Swing Into Spring
at DIY by Design



 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Please VOTE for SARAH!



Sarah has been home from Russia for 10 years and on her 11th Birthday we took a few pictures...







 
You can click on the picture above to vote!






Hello Lakeshore Cottage Living friends! My daughter's picture has made it to the voting stages of the Joint Council's annual photo contest. I would be so honored if you would pop over and vote for SARAH. The competition is tough......and all of the children are just beautiful. Thank you so much in advance. You DO NOT have to register your email or anything like that and I would be delighted if you would share this on your facebook, website, blog pages as well!
 
May 19th will be her 10 year anniversary HOME. She really, really wants to be the winner. 
Thank you!
 
Hope you are all doing well...life is busy, life is SWEET.
 
XO, Kristine