A Good Home, White flowers, White gardens

A White Garden

White flowers against green: the picture of serenity.

Blog Photo - White garden Bridal Wreath and Arbour

I used to dream of having a garden bed in just those colours.

Never happened.

Blog Photo - White peony

But between June and July, you’ll find several patches in our garden.

Green and white Hosta in several places…

Blog Photo - White garden Hosta around tree trunk


Blog Photo - White garden Hollyhock single

Daisies ….

Blog Photo - White garden Daisies

Blog Photo - White garden Daisy CU

A flock of Goatsbeard….

Blog Photo - White garden Goatsbeard

Blog Photo - White garden Hosta blooms

White Hosta blooms (above) and Solomon’s seal below….

Blog Photo - White garden Solomons seal

Blog Photo - White garden Queen Annes Lace

Queen Anne’s Lace (above) — a weed to my husband, a flower to me…

And Hydrangea everywhere….

Blog Photo - White garden Hydrangea several

Blog Photo - White garden Hydrangea CU

Blog Photo - White garden Hydrangea at night

Now, to get them all together in one place at one time and I’d have … well, not exactly Sissinghurst … but for me, the perfect white and green garden!

I hope you are enjoying your summer.

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Her Royal Lacy-ness

There is a place

For Queen Anne’s Lace

In nature’s open garden.


“But not in mine!”

Gardeners decline

And – oh, their hearts they harden.

Blog Photo - Garden Lace 1

Tis true, Lace will

Self-seed — and still

I love her gentle beauty


But gardeners think

That in one blink

She’ll multiply their duty.

Blog Photo - Garden Lace 2

I spied the Lace

Her pretty face

Not showing in the open


She hid herself

In clever stealth

With mint in our herb garden.

Blog Photo - Garden Lace 3

She stayed alive

Two years survived

Unseen by Garden Minder


Till recent days

He cast his gaze

And was quite shocked to find her.

Blog Photo - Garden lace 4

Her stem he gripped

He pulled and ripped

And stared at her in horror


And thought he had

Removed it all

For he’s a true weed warrior.

Blog Photo - Garden Lace 5

I found her in

The compost bin

— This tale is not fallacious —


No-one about,

I pulled her out

Aggrieved that one so gracious

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Should be thrown down

With newly-mown

Grass, in a heap of greenery


I picked her up

And filled a cup

Of water to redeem her.

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And here’s the grace:

She’s fine, our Lace

She flowers now at leisure


Indeed, she blooms

Inside our rooms

For Gardener’s “viewing pleasure”.

Blog Photo - Herb Bed and Bird Bath

If he’s aware

– Our Gardener Dear –

That Lace is what is blooming


He has said nought

Of what he thought

And there has been no fuming


But hold your glee

Don’t “hooray” me

For trouble’s yet a-foot


The Lacy weed

Has done the deed

And left behind a root

Blog Photo - Garden - Queen Anne's Lace in Bud2

Though Gardener Dear

Does not know there

Is still a small plant thriving


In his herb bed

The weed so dread

Is quietly surviving.


Dedicated to people who love wildflowers.

–AND with a smiling apology to my favorite gardener–

There’s more information on the wild carrot AKA Queen Anne’s Lace, at: