Monday, April 29, 2013

Make It Pretty Monday--Spring Gardens

 Photos from around our home. Spring is so incredibly beautiful, isn't it? Our place is surrounded by forest, a kind of green oasis with no other houses in sight. Country living has some benefits that are not necessarily apparent on the surface--and the work it takes to create a home and gardens in the woods is not really apparent either. It's taken 35 years to look like this, using only our wits and a lot of hard work to make it happen.
 This is a new addition to our gardens. A neighbor was getting rid of her picket fence, so we took it off her hands :) It makes a nice entranceway to the house.


Green, green, green, with pink and white accents.
 ..and the old red truck and the old man for accents too!



The lettuce bed is overflowing with Red Sails and Green Ice lettuce and Cherry Belle radishes.




That's our Spring Garden Tour! Now, back to weeding.

Linking this week to The Dedicated House's Make it Pretty Monday.

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13 comments:

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Lovely sharing. Lots of work but rewards all summer, well, all year round.
Joy

Angela said...

What a beautiful place. Lucky you.
I am so jealous. I think it is really my place and there was some sort of mix-up. So, until this mix-up is fixed, you guys are perfectly welcome to stay there and by all means keep up the good work.
Love it!!!!

megan said...

This photo essay goes beyond "eye candy." It's "eye vitamins." Good for the soul, too.

Granny Sue said...

Angela, lol! I'll call you when it's time to mow or weed!

Thanks to all three of you for your kind words. It is work, but so worth it when we sit on the porch in the mornings and soak it all in. Completely refreshing and renewing.

Donna Wilkes said...

I love this beautiful tour. So serene.

storytellermary said...

You have helped to create a beautiful, love-filled space. Thanks for sharing the loveliness!

Jenny said...

It's all so beautiful. I love country living too. We can see our neighbors in the winter when the leaves are dropped but soon we won't be able to see them for awhile.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Spring, lovely spring. Gorgeous photos.

warren said...

Your place always looks so pretty. Even these pics don't do it justice!

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

I understand the work and patience it takes to make a lovely place such as yours. It is a reflection of your passion for home and beauty. How wonderful that you have made such a special place in the woods. -- barbara

Sue said...

Nice garden! And I love a white picket fence.

=)

MyMaracas said...

What a lovely place. We live in a secluded, wooded area too, but gardening has been difficult. How do you defend against deer, groundhogs, and rabbits?? They regard my poor flower beds as a salad bar.

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Your spring gardens are lovely! You will be one of the features tomorrow at the Sunday Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and grab a Sunday Showcase feature button for your blog. Have a happy Sunday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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