By: Kim Charles

The only sunflower seedlings to survive the spring hail storm.

Tom from Minnesota, shares highlights from his cottage-inspired garden. 

"This past February and again in August, I had back surgery that prevented me from doing ANYTHING in the garden. Much better now! This past summer the garden pretty much took care of itself (a big THANKS to my neighbor Carol, who volunteered to weed the front garden). I also saw an article from Fine Gardening, demonstrating how to divide Lady Slippers. I’ll try that next year! It’s a beautiful Fall day here in Arden Hills, MN and I’m looking forward to next Spring."

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Monarch butterfly on Hydrangea 'Incrediball'.



Ligularia 'The Rocket' behind hosta.

Front porch deck where I spent summer reading and enjoying the garden.

Rudbeckia and wren house.

Ajuga ‘Chocolate Chip’ on the terrace, with a beautiful annual container in the foreground--no more cutting grass. 

Hemerocallis ‘Crimson Shadows' daylily in the foreground, rudbeckia in back.


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