Catching Up on the Hampton Garden

I’m still posting from my Hampton House Garden Journal while I work on some new sketches. They are very fond memories for me. I invested in a custom made copper window box for the one front window that was open to the southern sun during the day. It sat in its wrought iron holder and the flowers just bloomed and bloomed.

copper window box

One thing I loved about my little brick house was the matching brick garage and the brick archway between it and the house. I never minded that the garage was detached. The house was built in 1951 (the same year I was born) and it was part of the charm. I felt like me and that house were in the same time warp and I enjoyed keeping it just the way it was.

Hampton garage

I added some echinacea to the side beds along the drive and it multiplied beautifully. It finally spread so much that I was able to move a patch of it out back. Having perennials and dividing them is a wonderful thing.


I also put in a blue hydrangea out back where I could see it from the kitchen window while doing dishes. But it didn’t stay blue. I guess it depends on the soil whether the blooms are pink or blue and I ended up with pink. I know you can amend the soil to get what you want, but I never did. I just love hydrangea blooms.


Then one night I just sat out back and did a sketch of the garden in progress. I only had a blue pen on me so this is the garden in blue… as it was at the time.

garden in blue

I’ll probably do a couple more posts of the Hampton Garden and then wrap it up. Then I’ll have a record of that garden that I loved so much!

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. scoopcoop69
    Jun 07, 2015 @ 20:01:07

    Starr…..loved reading and getting into the love of you garden. I am envious of the hydrangeas as I told you, I have one that it quite stubborn and will not push itself higher than about 12 inches…so 12 feet makes me drool! Thank you for the lovely drawings…again I grow jealous of your ability to bring it all to life for us!


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