Monday, July 15, 2019

July in the Humble Bungalow Garden

We have returned from the cruise to Alaska.
  I took oodles of pictures and if you follow me on Instagram you will have seen some of them.
I am catching up on the laundry and will try to put together a blog post of the highlights from our trip.

In the meantime...
Welcome to
The Humble Bungalow Garden 

The Humble Bungalow Garden
is a spot where we find respite from the busyness of life.

When I was working 
I de-stressed
pottering about in the garden.

The magic happens outside in Nature
when one is toiling in the soil troubles seem to evaporate
you can easily lose yourself
 dreaming about future plantings
 fresh air and exercise are both healthy benefits working outdoors 

Our Humble Bungalow Garden
 is an ever changing landscape of hopes and dreams.

You can see the holes munched by the hungry cutworms on this Claire Austin climber.

Some plants thrive and others fail...
I have tried growing delphiniums and hollyhocks but they never survive.

Roses are the stars here in our heavy clay soil.

Romneya Coulteri 
a stunner of a plant
it prefers gravelly soil
so we planted it out front in our driveway.

This plant came from a specialty nursery up island that is no longer in business.
It took 3 years on the waiting list to get a small plant.
Once established it seems to get bigger and better with each passing summer.

The side patio is a lush green oasis
 which features frothy chartreuse Lady's Mantle
Hostas and several limey Annabelle Hydrangeas.

Hope that you have enjoyed seeing some of the garden snapshots.

Until next time...
thank you for stopping by The Humble Bungalow Blog.

~ Be Well and Be Kind ~


  1. Romneya Coulteri is a plant that I admire each time you show it. I do like the limey green as well. We walked in the park today and I discovered a beautiful plant called Pickerell plant. It's so pleasant for walking right now.

    1. Oh that plant is one that I have never heard of so I am going to look it up and see what it looks like...I didn't get out for a walk today, except in the garden. It feels a wee bit muggy like a storm might be brewing.

  2. Yes, I did enjoy your garden photos!

  3. Beautiful photos. I look forward to hearing about your Alaska cruise as we also had an Alaska cruise this summer on Seabourn cruise line. I was so surprised by Alaska as I had no idea how beautiful it was.

    1. I was surprised by the natural beauty and charm of the towns....
      the glaciers were awe inspiring. So glad that we went on the cruise...sounds like you had a great time too!