Bed and Breakfast sidewalk garden matures

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2013 Front Garden

Cape May bed and breakfast garden

2012 Garden

Cape May bed and breakfast garden

2012 Front Steps

Bed and Breakfast sidewalk garden matures

If you subscribe to this blog, you may remember last May’s post about our new front sidewalk and the garden that we planted.  It’s May again, and the garden looks spectacular. All of the flowers that we planted last year have spread and the strip is a lush bed of purple and blue. I’ve put last year’s photos next to today’s to show the difference. The phlox subulata has spread and is in full bloom. The bugle weed (Ajuga reptans) has spread in the strip between the street and the sidewalk and choked out any weeds. Dusty Millers (Celosia maritima) have matured into big healthy bushes and make great repeat mounds along the length of the flower bed. I trim them and pinch out the flower buds every few days. Otherwise they will flower and die.

This Spring, we had all of the red inserts on the porch-post brackets replaced. That’s another project that has been waiting for twenty-four years, and we are thrilled. John Hassay of Cape Island Woodwork did the work and we’re very pleased. John also replaced a section of porch balustrade for us and two windows which had disintegrated.

Come visit us to inspect the new work!

2013 Front Steps

2013 Front Steps

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