Sunday, April 29, 2018

Kitchen Garden

My Hobby Farm would not be complete without a dedicated space for growing vegetables and fruits, and since we mapped out the Kitchen Garden in 2015 I have dreamed of the day when my vision would be brought to life.  At long last, that happy day has arrived.  It took a lot of effort, mostly on the part of my hardworking hubby, and the expense was not insignificant.  It feels great to finally check-the-box on this project, and I am excited for the months and years to come.  






Friday, April 1, 2016

The Flowers of March

My beautiful daughter made a "wedding cake" out of flowers and foliage picked from our garden.  I am proud to showcase her masterpiece, she has a wonderful eye for detail and a creative touch.  It is a joy to watch my love of nature and gardening sprouting inside the hearts of my children.  Springtime has truly arrived and it's like magic in the air.  The hope and possibility is tantalizing, and the chance to begin anew, mesmerizing.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

A Heavenly Centerpiece

I gathered some peonies to set out on the table, and they make such a statement all by themselves.



Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Wordless Wednesday: Precious Peonies


Peony 'Do Tell'
Peony 'Do Tell'
Peony 'Karl Rosenfield'
Peony 'Scarlet O'Hara'
Peony 'Red Charm'

Monday, May 18, 2015

Shimmering Shade

My shade garden is at peak beauty this time of year.  The hosta leaves have unfurled, pink azaleas are popping, and the mosquitoes have not yet come out to play.  Serenity rules the day.  I continue to strive for more fullness and cohesiveness throughout these garden beds, and my goal this year is to simplify and streamline the variety of perennials and to replace poor performers, while adding some sturdier characters.  It's decision time, and so this will be one area of the garden that I tackle this summer.






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