Hampton Garden, continued

By now you know how much I loved my Hampton Garden. I have a couple posts left here to share with you the beauties of that little paradise.

As far as spring bloomers went, there were several stars among the plants. First, Bleeding Hearts.This plant with heart-shaped blooms loves partial to full shade in moist, well-drained soil. I truly loved seeing its glorious display each spring…

bleeding hearts

And then there were Coral Bells.This plant enjoys shade or filtered sun. Thankfully, Ellyn had some extras in her yard and put a few in my border at my Dayton House. They are glorious! (And very popular with hummingbirds).

Coral Bells

The Columbine were always spectacular. I have a grandson named Colin and he likes to think that Columbine were named for him. Hey… who am I to argue that? These bell-shaped flowers are also attractive to hummingbirds. That’s good enough for me to include them in my garden…


Then there was the Dogwood. This tree, with its vibrant pink spring blooms, could literally stop traffic. Because it is one of the earliest spring-blooming trees it gives everyone cabin fever. But come fall, the leaves turn a fiery red to herald fall. In addition, its fruit is a major food source for robins and cardinals. Maybe that’s why those birds made a permanent home in my yard!


I think there might be one more Hampton Garden Post left. Thanks so much for letting me recall the garden I spent so many years building and enjoying. It truly was a small paradise.

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. scoopcoop69
    Jun 14, 2015 @ 23:28:49

    Love all of these, but I drool over the Dogwoods and I hope we can try one here in the Valley…they say they will grow here….Cardinals and Robins??? “Freeeeeed”!


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