Ever since we returned from Cape Cod, I cannot stop thinking about the gardens. The flowers were just stunning and were everywhere -- in front of houses, growing along the road, in the middle of town, planted in window boxes. The air smelled sweeter there, I swear!
First, let's talk about the hydrangeas. I read somewhere that they are the unofficial flower of Cape Cod.
They are everywhere and they are huge! You have never seen such hydrangeas -- some of them were as tall as me.
While the hydrangeas are gorgeous, it wouldn't be fair to the other beautiful flowers to not visit them as well....
The gardens tend to have what I think of as an English Cottage feel.
Lots of purples
Roses climbing everywhere. Apparently, traditional roses don't do well by the sea but climbers flourish there.
When looking for photos of gardens on the Cape, I came across so many gorgeous gardens in Nantucket. I'm not sure if Nantucket is technically the Cape, but the gardens in these photos are so beautiful and remind me so much of Chatham.
The layers and layers of color are stunning
It looks like something out of a English fairy tale
I'll move in tomorrow, thank you very much.
I'm already planning Cape Cod inspired additions to my garden next year. Some lavender, salvia and definitely, more hydrangeas.