Our first Spring in our cottage brought us a lovely surprise.  Our shady back yard had plagued us with weeds and dead patches all year long.  And, then, one day we woke up to this:

Spring at Squirrel Cottage

Every year since we’ve looked forward to these most welcomed Sprinbg guests.

This  year, I cut some to carry inside.  I simply couldn’t resist.


One side of our yard is bordered with the back of a white wooden fence.  It’s hideous, really.  So, I’ve been trying to come up with ideas for improving it’s appearance (with the neighbor’s permission, of course). 


We tried planting my cutting garden along the fence in an effort to hide at least the lower portion, but several vines and plants from the other side kept finding their way over, killing out my flowers.  So, it’s time to give up.  I’m going to be moving my cutting garden so we can at least mow the vines that sneak through the fence.  Now, the question remains: how do we make it pretty?