Grandma’s Garden in Delaware-2014

A few years ago I blogged about my mother-in-law’s beautiful garden. We don’t get to Delaware every year and it’s always a treat to get out of the car after our long journey and step into the garden.  It’s interesting and whimsical and fun!

IMG_6430We caught the last little bit of larkspur and that very long coned rudbeckia..

IMG_6477The larkspur adds pops of color everywhere.

IMG_6439I haven’t seen this in Massachusetts.

IMG_6433The shagbark hickory tree has grown and become the focal point in the last few years…

IMG_6482with good reason.

IMG_6438Elephant’s ear winters over in Delaware, imagine that?

IMG_6464Echinacea
IMG_6470I love this little clay birdhouse/feeder and I’m wondering what that tall plant to the left might be?

IMG_6478Looking out toward the back yard…

IMG_6480Michael’s mom is an avid garage sale and thrift shop hunter so the ornaments are always changing.

IMG_6486The hear no evil statue is a new addition. I thought it was funny that Michael just gave me a similar statue a few weeks ago.

IMG_6429This guy continues to keep watch from the deck.

IMG_6492He has help now.

IMG_6467And Chester takes care of on the ground surveillance.

I think they’ve got it covered.

It was a fun visit in a beautiful place. I hope we return soon!

Enjoy everything!

Michele

 

 

Grandma’s Garden in Delaware

We were in Delaware a few weeks ago, visiting my mother-in-law.

There’s so much to do down there, beaches, shopping, great places to eat… one of my favorite things about our trip is always her beautiful garden!

The garden is breezy and fun, it’s always changing!

This year the larkspur was wonderful. We caught it after its peak but it was still beautiful!

There’s also dill and echinacea  and other surprises…

Birdhouses…

and ornaments…

This is how rosemary grows in Delaware.

Remember my little rosemary plant from the other day? I was so proud of wintering over a one foot tall plant.

Maybe the little angel is helping.

Her dill has always reseeded and flourished, it took me forever to just let mine go.

I used to look at this dill and wonder how it happened.

Herbs grow on the deck too.

This guy keeps an eye on everything.

Here’s our view during morning coffee or after time at the beach.

It’s always hard to leave, but we’ll be back to enjoy it again soon!