Thursday, June 16, 2011


Fishtail Cottage is hosting
Cottage Flora Thursday
check it out.


  We are having a rainy overcast afternoon.  I always think that is a great time
to take cuttings. 
Our days are hot,hot, hot so the poor cuttings need a chance.

 Myrtle, which is my all time
favorite plant, is a good plant to use for cuttings.  I love the look of a topiary especially in Myrtle, Boxwood or Rosemary.
Each year I keep trying and it seems like Rosemary is the hardiest.  


If you want to see why anyone would fall in love with Myrtle - check out

This is what sealed the deal for me. 
So I will keep trying and be patient.

Enjoy, Kathy


  1. I love topiaries too! My mother has had great luck with Rosemary- it's constantly blooming- they are all pretty!

  2. Kathy, you are so creative. Your blog is such a beautiful display. Onward and onward. You inspire me. FS

  3. Just joined your blog, hope you'll follow me as well.
    I love my art and my garden!
    Hugs, Amy

  4. What a pretty place you have here! We just love your blog's whole look. YOu have such taste! And thank you fro Following. We're now Following your blog as well.

  5. Thanks - I don't know too much about myrtle so I'll check it out!

  6. I love topiaries. I am in the process of turning all of the boxwoods in my garden into topiaries-I will share them soon.I am now following.

  7. A blessed Sunday to you. Your garden gave a nice start to the day.

  8. Hey Kathy! This is Alan K. I enjoy your blog, especially the pictures. This is a cool and creative way to share. Keep up the good work! :)

  9. Hi Kathy! I enjoy your blog so much, The topiaries are gorgeous. I have one large myrtle tree that was trained for years it does take awhile but is really worth the look.
    Hugs Rosemary XX

  10. Oh yes!! I love myrtle and had a glorious one for 12 years. It grew on a windowsill and was elegant. I love them both outdoors and in.

    Thanks for this!

    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

  11. Hi Kathy. I absolutely love your wonderful blog. Now I need to go and find me some myrtle. I am totally inspired.



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