Rita's cutting garden.
Rita is my neighbor two doors over.
She is a lovely elderly woman with
a daughter who likes to garden.
Her daughter plants this wonderful cutting garden every year.
Wikipedia defines a cutting garden as this:
"A functional garden used to grow flowers for indoor use. It is typically placed out of
public view and is not artistically arranged, as it contains flowers for cutting."
I think Rita's cutting garden is just as lovely
to look at as it is functional too.
Her rows of zinnias are volunteers that come
up every year...so nice!
I love how this garden path leads to a bed of daisies.
I stopped by here early Sunday morning to enjoy her exuberant blooms!
Hummingbirds and butterflies were flitting about but
I, of course, was too slow to capture them with my camera.
I love this bed of Shasta daisies!
I love the short wall that adds a bit of structure to her garden.
Her yellow native daylilies are still blooming!
I'm not sure what this rose is but
it was covered in lovely flowers!
There's even a little bench for Rita to sit on and enjoy her flowers.
I hope you enjoyed this visit to Rita's garden.
Sorry, no photos of Rita...she is camera shy!
Welcome to this weeks
Cottage Style Party!
Last weeks party was so much fun!
We had some lovely party pics including
our first photo of a dog and cauliflower!
Let's get this party started...
And speaking of a dog and cauliflower...
I couldn't resist!
This pups name is Nikki and she is showing off some mighty fine cauliflower
she grew with her own two paws!
To see more of Nikki's garden's and watch her hanging with her "chicks"
drop in to Highland Monkeys blog!
How cute is this bike with flowers on it
and around it?
I love that little bird on the basket!
To see more of this cottage garden tweak,
stop by Debbie's blog Debbie-Dabble!
Now who doesn't love a little cowgirl chic?
This is definitely the softer side of cowgirls with those pretty pastels!
Can you believe those pink and turquoise horseshoes?
Go by The Porcelain Rose to see more of her new cowgirl inspired wreath!
Don't forget to pick up your button on the side!
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