Those of you who have visited AMothersJournal.com for a long time would remember the garden I tended for years and years. It grew into a tiny paradise that actually was the selling point for several people interested in purchasing the old house. As I rebuild my blog, I hope to include galleries of pictures from that garden. Meanwhile, I am gardening with Jason. I do think a cottage garden is in order. He says, “Go, create, do whatever you want.”
So let’s start with a front porch planter. I love the brightness! It seems very, very Victorian to me! And a rosemary wreath. Yes.
Next up is an antique garden item, purchased from a dear friend and previous coworker. She and I shared a career path and a love for all things vintage and antique.
The fairy girl statue is something that was in Jason’s backyard, pretty much waiting to be disposed of. Apparently she had wings and two arms at one point, but someone doing some work in the yard accidentally broke the statue. I love her! She has a place in the garden for sure. You know me and cast-off things.
Finally, our large camellia is covered in buds. I cannot wait to show you the blooms (like you’ve never seen camellia blooms before!).
It took me a long time to get to the point I have reached today. It is very hard to keep starting over, but gardening is such a healing thing. I have taken my time in really making a decision to court this little garden spot. And I believe I have a lifelong companion in Mr. Guitar Player. We garden together. So I do expect this place to turn into a beautiful, meaningful place of peace and many, many creatures.
NOTE: Connie, thanks for your question! This is actually a living wreath. It was purchased in a pot from Home Depot but I took it out of the pot and put it in my big planter with the pansies!
Enjoy this day!