The day finally came! My cottage garden was photographed for a national magazine. I thought it would be fun to share the day with you, and show you some behind the scenes shots of my summer garden magazine photo shoot!
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Meet Photographer Jay Wilde
Here is a shot of my new friend and talented photographer, Jay Wilde. It’s amazing how well you get to know someone after spending an entire day together taking pictures. Of course, we were social distancing the entire time of the garden photo shoot.
Having my home and garden featured in a national magazine has always been a dream of mine. It was actually the reason I first started an Instagram account!
The weather has been very unusual this year. We never saw a lot of summer sun, which slowed down the growing process for both my flowers and vegetables. This view of the dahlias was completely different from last year’s tall and spectacular blooms. These were very pretty, but never reached their full potential.
Summer Garden Tour
I thought I would take you on a tour of the summer garden, days before the magazine photo shoot. Luckily, the tide was in at the time of the shoot, so there was more water in the bay to see.
The snapdragons were the star of the show, along with the greenhouse of course. Timing really is everything. These summer blooms were fading and loosing their petals 3 days later.
I love my new copper birdbath from Good Directions. It is such a gorgeous addition to my cottage garden.
Here’s a view of the white picket fenced cutting garden overlooking the greenhouse.
My husband captured this moment as I was having my picture taken in the summer garden, surrounded by flowers, during the magazine photo shoot.
I am so in love with this gorgeous birdhouse from Good Directions.
My potting bench sits in the picket fence flower garden, among the raised beds. I would love to add a sink to it one day.
These coneflowers are one of my favorites in the cottage garden. I love the color. I did just see some white coneflowers in another garden the other day. They are definitely on my list for next year!
Here are some of my containers sitting on the greenhouse steps.
I hope you enjoyed my behind the scenes summer garden magazine photo shoot. And of course the garden tour. This was probably the best time of the year to show my garden. It was when the majority of summer flowers were in bloom. And now…onto fall.
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