Thursday, June 11, 2009

Why Meadowsweet?

You may be wondering why "Meadowsweet Cottage"?

  • Meadowsweet sounds so pretty.

  • I love cottage style; it's so unpretentious.

  • I considered Columbine Cottage (my all-time favorite flower), Candytuft Cottage (it's everywhere around here), Coralbell Cottage (it's the first flower I learned the name of when I was little), and Lilypond Cottage (in honor of our pond and its inhabitants).

  • I realized that I couldn't pick from among all my flowers. That would be like choosing a favorite child.

  • So I chose a flower I don't have.

It makes perfect sense to me.

Anyway, here is the entrance to Meadowsweet Cottage--welcome to my own personal corner of heaven!


  1. always humming6/11/2009 7:47 PM

    Your clematis is bee-you-ti-full! My jackmanii is hiding amidst the lilac so it surprises you when in the garden. My salvia survived the winter. All of them!!!! Even the ones on the north side of the fence in back. And the first of them are starting to bloom so the hummers will be feasting soon!

  2. I love my Nelly Moser, but I wish I could grow the salvia as easily as you do!

  3. That is your front door? I love it! It looks like a storybook cottage, so pretty and fragrent. Beautiful!