Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Summer at the Lakehouse!

Hello everyone!
It's been quite a while since I've posted from the Lakehouse blog.
I'm reserving this blog for a decorating, and gardening type of journal.
Seashells and Lavender will be my spiritual, and family blog.

I felt like I lost my perspective with this blog. So I put it to rest for a few months.
I am enjoying sharing what's most important to me over at Seashells and Lavender....God, and family.

After a very busy summer, so far, I decided to share some photos of the gardens around our cottage here at the lake.

As you can see, I am NOT a formal gardener.
It's all very "cottagey" here.
No uniformity.
It's very colorful here by the water.
The inside of the house is mostly "white".....so the outside is a mixture of nature's finest.

I used to stay with just the pale pastels...until I fell in love with Cone flowers.
They are such a cheerful flower!  All their colors make me smile.

The Trumpet vine, and Blackeyed Susan are getting ready to open back here by the garage.
They are a pretty combination.

This was my newest rose garden from last year until the Mr. dug it all up for a new drain for the driveway...ugh. I had to start over with new roses  for the arbor, more Cone flowers, and Veronica. I also see a sand  bucket under the white Cone flower....hmmmmm....wonder how that got there?

It looks like the dogs decided to nab some little pieces off the fairy garden already......grrrrr.

Here's the secret garden.
It's still filling in.
Unfortunately, I've been finding the dreaded Japanese Beatles here this year.
We haven't been bothered by them, until recently.
It's been a battle!!!

I've enjoyed being outside on the patio, and dock this summer.
It's wonderful to sit, relax, and breath in the fragrance of the roses, and flowers.....until the breeze drifts over something in the yard one of the dogs left.
Blessings from the Lakehouse!