Lavender Cottage is Lizzie’s retreat from the world. She spends her evenings sitting in the porch swing, listening to the fountain, watching the swallows swoop and fireflies dance at dusk. It is a garden I created for my books, entirely from my imagination. I have many of the same perennials in my own Evendale, Ohio garden, growing in the same yellow clay soil. The flower photos are from my garden and the local area.