My Garden of Weedin'!
If you've been following my blog for very long you probably know of my love for gardening. My mother was an avid gardener. She loved planting, digging and trying new plants. Her gardens were lovely.
Along with her love for gardening, my mother left me a menagerie of gardening stuff! I decided to honor her life this year by using some of her things in my gardens and plantings. Perhaps in new ways she wouldn't have thought of...but I'm sure she would have appreciated the results!
She collected rocks, shells and crystals when she and Dad used to travel south for the winters. She had bags of the prettiest little crystals and rocks.
I made a fairy garden in an old wheelbarrow and used her crystals and rocks to make a little path for the gnome who resides among the plantings.
The coral bells are from her garden. She had both the dark purple ones and the green ones.
I moved my fountain closer to the house this year. I love the sound of water trickling while sitting on the deck in the evening.
One of the things I've been putting to good use is this little electric Neutron lawn mower! Mom bought it several years ago and didn't get the chance to use it much. Hubby mows the lawns for the most part but I've been tooling around the yard with this little battery powered thing!
It's so light weight and starts up so easy!
I am getting a lot of excercise as well!
We were going to sell it... in fact we tried it on a recent garage sale and no one bit! I am so glad...
It's been working out perfect for me!
Did you catch a glimpse of my little gnome? He is the cutest and has a paint brush with blue paint on it! I think he painted all those little blue stones in the magic of the early morning light!
There's even one blue one among the crystals in the little pond!
He sure must have been busy!
Any time spent in the garden, digging in the dirt, planting and watching things grow is magical for me!
I know exactly why my mom loved it so!
There's never a bad day spent in a garden!
Like magic it heals the heart,
nutures the soul.
My bones may ache after a day filled with vigorous work!
But the magic keeps me going... and the weeds promised they would be back!