Monday, May 24, 2010

Good Morning!

I spent hours in the garden this weekend moving plants and pulling weeds.  After almost seven years of living here the garden is really filling in.  This is the longest that we have lived in one place and so I can now enjoy a garden that was planned, planted and become established.  It is wonderful to witness.

My Mother became a passionate gardener when I was in high school.  I have a long way to go to create the enchanted spaces she has, but I'm still learning and she is so helpful.

I have gotten so much color inspiration from the garden for quilting.  I learn what colors look good next to each other that I would not normally associate.  Here my favorite Iris sits among the ready-to-burst Foxglove which will range from pale yellow to cream to pink.

I enjoy the mix of textures and pattern as well.  Today I will be putting out the various garden pretties, from the fairy structures to the doll furniture and will show you those this week.

This lilac bush sits right outside my Pretty Room window and when I am doing some hand stitching I can enjoy it's perfume.  I love spring, don't you?



  1. Good morning to you! Love the garden!!! it look amazing. You and I have been doing alot of the same things. Would you like to come over for a cuppa this week? if it cools down we can sit out in the garden and visit.


  2. Yes,I do love spring too! Your work this weekend was definitely worth it!Your garden is beautiful!
    Hope you have a great day!

  3. Yes yes yes !! spring is lovely....nice pictures of your garden.........and what a lovely lilacs!!

    Enjoy your day........hugs from me......

  4. Your garden plants look really lovely, all that hard work pays off. This is a wonderful time of the year. I like to sit under the parasol waatching the bees and butterflies go from one flower to another.
    Warm wishes
    Isabelle x

  5. Just looking at these photos of your beautiful garden is so inspirational...thanks so much for sharing!

  6. Very, very pretty. I love to garden. I love lilacs but don't have any. I love petunias, but my baskets are not that full.

    Maybe I need to visit the garden shop again.

  7. You have a beautiful garden!

    Very lovely pics! :)

  8. Splendid sweetness!!! Your garden is as sweet as can be!!


  9. Oh how wonderful, you lucky thing! Your blooms are blooming marvelous!! :-)


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