Thursday, August 9, 2012

Cottage Gardens

The final nursery we visited while in New York was Cottage Gardens in Medina, NY.  We stopped here on the way to Niagara Falls.  (Tucker had never been there before.)


This garden was interesting, as it was made up of both a cottage style garden and row and rows of daylilies in a field.



We traipsed through the whole place.  It was pretty hot (especially for New York) but we had a good time and the whole place is really pretty.  Normally they are closed on Mondays, but since the owner had a group coming in the afternoon, he let our little group of two stop by in the morning.


There is a beautiful cobblestone style house on the property, surrounded by cottage style gardens.  While they featured daylilies, they also had vegetables, trees, shrubs and other perennials in them.  I love cottage style gardens.  Especially when they look sort of wild, like things have self sowed all around.

Cobblestone houses are made up of smallish round rocks that were deposited by glaciers.  Unlike other stone construction, these stones are small enough to fit in your hand.  Originally they got in the way of farmers and eventually they started to build with them.


Of course we bought a number of daylilies.  Since it was so hot and sunny I didn't get many good pictures, but Hudson Valley (above) and Karen's Curls (below) are two that are sitting in the backyard currently. 


We had everything shipped and it all arrived looking great.  They were potted up and added to the waiting plants from our other stops.  Most of them have already set out new leaves and we're expecting that they will be blooming in our garden next spring (once we created an appropriate bed and plant them of course).

8 comments:

  1. They are so pretty-especially Karen's Curls.I love that name! Happy to see that your Buckman Heights history lessons about cobblestone houses stuck with you!

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    1. I think we even had to visit a museum type place that had a whole bunch of cobblestone buildings.

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  2. What fun. You tour and then you get that gift of mail-order delights to remind you of what looks like a most excellent adventure. Enjoy!

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  3. I love that Karen's Curls! What an unusual bloom! It will be such a thrill when they bloom for you next spring!

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    1. I had never seem the spider type daylilies until this trip. We got a few that had petals similarly shaped.

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  4. I do like mass plantings and those day lillies look so vibrant. Must be a lovely place to visit.

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    1. Cottage Gardens had interesting contrast. One side was a wild cottage style garden and other had neat rows of daylilies. Definitely a mass planting. :)

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