Thoughts on the Garden

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  • We don’t try to force a plant to stay here if something is unhappy I let it leave.
  • We, of course as we are a certified wildlife habitat, have many plants attractive to wildlife. Two of our butterfly bushes’ rival any in the area and will often have 50 to 80 butterflies fluttering about on a hot August day.
  • We try to have enough flowers to cut, starting with daffodils, and pride ourselves on having our own flowers throughout the Inn for many months during the growing season.
  • Colors are important in as many seasons as possible but frankly green is essential as well, to rest the eyes.
  • We grow our own strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, tomatoes, and as many other vegetables as we can without making it inappropriate to also hold formal garden weddings.
  • We love having the trees off in the distance as a backdrop.
  • The reflecting pool and pond are a centerpiece by themselves complimented by appropriate plants.
  • Of course, no garden is complete without roses. Some have come and stayed, beautifully, such as the “knockouts.” Others come out with a beautiful display and then fizzle when enemies attack.
  • We’ve had great success with hellebores, many bulbs. Springtime is especially great for fragrant trees and bulbs, of course.
  • We try to be as organic as possible by making our own compost, although there’s never enough. Natural fertilizers and organic sprays are used when necessary. Unfortunately this area can be plagued with long dry periods and of course the garden never does as well when it’s being watered, versus when God does the watering.
  • We love sharing our limited knowledge on “growing” and love it when guests share theirs with us.
  • Adding beauty to the world-one plant at a time!