Monthly Archives: May 2012

Cottage Containers 2012

To get this season’s cottage container gardening kicked off – this saturday my mother and I visited local nurseries around Sodus Bay. I discovered that Grandpa’s on Route 104 in Sodus has a much larger plant selection than I anticipated. It was a prefect spring day – 78 and sunny on the bay. Not too shabby considering the Lake is still fairly cold.

Last year with the help of Lisa we were introduced to the Elephant Ear. A unique annual with a large leaf – similar to the look of an elephant ear if you will. They are not your typical geranium.

My favorite annual has to be fiber optic grass. I was thrilled to come across it again and actually yelled out in the nursery upon spotting it. I drew some attention to myself at that point but I didn’t care.

As I usually post during lunch (1/2 hour), I will have to keep this short and I want to get the photos uploaded for your viewing pleasure. We are only about 1/2 done with the containers for this year. More planting to be done next weekend.  I encourage you to leave questions or comments on the plants if you have any, thanks!! -SC

PS- Garden in whatever makes your comfortable… I included my fancy pink attire. It was sunny, why not get a tan while work on the yard!

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Rope Lamps – Found this little Jem on Pinterest!


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Cottage Season is Upon Us!!

Yesterday, marked the first official cottage day of the summer. Ok it’s still spring but I have the itch for summer fun like no other. It was a bit chilly but sunny sunny sunny yesterday on the Bay. The Fighting Yellow Lady (Crewless) is  on the water and ready for the adventures of Summer 2012. The “Shack” has a new red roof which looks glorious. We has a nice little bay tour and dinner at Skippers Landing. The prime rib is a must order. Our friends drove their gorgeous brand new boat and joined us.

I also determined that I will be spending as much of my free time as possible in sodus. The dreaded monday after Sunday Funday in Sodus can have quite the bite- especially when it was the first trip out to the Bay Street. Deenie Martini was in full effect serving us last night. It was fun, and I will make it through the day. If you’re gonna play you’re gonna pay? Or so the saying goes…

Turns out we love Sodus so much we are getting married there this fall. SO EXCITED! Going tonight to have my measurements taken for my dress. The container gardening and landscape will have to be in FULL EFFECT this summer so look out Sodus Bay Garden Club we will be giving you a run for your money this year. Enjoy the photos! -SC

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Knotty New Orleans

All I can say is that the hanging baskets are a great addition to the building facades. I left thinking I could not wait to go and get some ferns to hang on my covered porch. I have a great side entrance colonial that is cedar shake in an antique red barn color and the contrast in color with the boston ferns is great. I captured a great window overhang that you will see – the black and white stripe against the brick building. There are some images of potted plants and palm trees as well.

There is a step down to the Mississippi along the river walk which to me is one of the better throughout design details along the waterfront promenade. While I was in Barcelona they had a similar feature. Although the gold old Missip is not a pristine body of water you want to reach out and touch, it allows visitors of the space to interact and get close to the main attraction (the river in this case).

Enjoy – SC

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