Good day to all my dear blogging friends and to many of you that are visiting for the first time. Welcome!
I am so excited to share with you today my little flower garden.
No this is not my flower garden but it’s what I would like it to look at. I live in a rented home that was built in 1960, it is a rambler. The renters put in some beautiful spaces for gardening. I have taken over the front yard beds. My kids are not real big gardeners. This is my third summer here. Last year I started planting the beds. The bed that is next to my downstairs entrance I want to look like this, with nothing but lovely wild flowers and herbs.
This is a picture of part of the side garden. I have planted ground cover, herbs and holly hocks here. All of the plants are starts that have been given to me. I have a very small budget so it will take some time to for it to fill in. But someday it will look like I want it to.
I planted the Holly Hocks by seed last year, they grew and grew and grew. They were higher than my roof, and the blooms were a deep blood red so beautiful!
This is a picture from last year.
This is my goal for the front yard flower garden. I love the lavender and pink roses. I the colors are so beautiful.
Here I have planted five pink rose bushes. The three rose bushes that I put in the front are low growing bushes, so they will spread and fill in like ground cover. The bushes are just full of buds, I can’t wait to see them bloom. Each rose bush is a different shade of pink. In the back I have one climbing bush and I made a pallet trellis for it to grow on.
I have planted lavender along the front of the bed for a border. I just love lavender and I can use it in so many ways inside the house.
I also planted five mini rose bushes among them. It will take a few years for them all to fill in but it will be very pretty. I also have many bulbs planted in around them.
This is a new rose that I bought this year, I wanted one more climbing rose bush but I couldn’t find one anywhere, so I had to settle with a tall bush but the size of the roses are huge so I know that I will love it, plus I can clip them and have a bouquet in the house. I love pluses.
This is the entrance to my sweet little home.
I love my old bird bath,it has been with me for a lot of years, the kids picked this little gnome out for my garden. They say that he take’s care of it. lol When I bought flowers to plant the other day I forgot to get one for my pretty blue pot, so it is awaiting a nice new geranium.
I really had fun dressing up my little entrance area. The pot of pansy’s are from last year!
I made this fun little sign from old pallet pieces that says The Garden in French.
I think that gardens are very much like a home it shows the personality of who tends them. Can’t wait to show you pictures of when it’s all in bloom.
I found this darling poem that I want to share with you. You gardeners will relate.
My Garden Is My Sanctuary
As I look out to my garden
I feel a sense of pride
It really is a lovely room
Except it is outside.
Where lovely things mix and match
And greenery fills the walls
The sound of trickling water
Coming from the gold fish pond.
I love the sight of stones and rocks
And driftwood and tree ferns too
The sounds of all my chimes
I know you would like it too.
With pride I walk around my garden
And savor each scent and smell
Colours of yellow, red and gold
Striped cushion on a bench.
The bird bath has its own domain
It’s placed beside a wooden arch
Where all the birds come to bathe
And drink when they are parched.
Ladybirds can hide away
Sometimes they come out to see
What’s happening around them
With caterpillars and the bees.
There’s not much more that I can say
Except if you have your own
It won’t take long to build it up
Seeds will bloom once they are sown.
by- Marie Church
Have a beautiful weekend!
I will be hanging out at these great parties this week.
Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings-the heart of our home
Inspiration Monday Party @ What Meegan Makes
Make It Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House
Show and Share @ Coastal Charm
Something to talk about @Karen’s Upon the Hill
Tuesdays With a Twist @ Back 2 Basics
The Scoop @ Cedar Hill Farm
Trash to Treasures Tuesday @ Kammy’s Korner
Roses of Inspiration @ The Enchanting Rose
Tweak it Tuesdays @ Cozy Little House
Let’s talk Vintage @ Bella Rosa Antiques
Tuesdays with a Twist @ God’s Growing Garden
Before & After Wednesday @ The Dedicated House
What’s It Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants
Vintage Inspiration Party @ My Salvaged Treasures
WOW @ Savvy Southern Style
Treasure Hunt Thursday @ From My Front Porch to Yours
Home Matters @ overdueorganizing.com
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Cup with Mrs. Olson
Share your Style @ The Essence of Home
Blog Hop @ Katherine’s Corner
Idea Box @ Mila’s Little Things
Idea Box @ Christmas Creations
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Shabbilicious Friday Link Party @ Shabby Art Boutique
Home Sweet Home Party @ The Charm of home
Pretty Pintastic Party @ Seeking Lavender Lane
Sunday’s at Home @ Thoughts from Alice
Every Room in the House @ A joyful Cottage
Get your DIY on @ The Hankful House