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Thursday, April 09, 2009

The wonder that is my mother's garden -

Most of the seeds I planted before I went to visit my folks have started to sprout.

And a few of the seeds outside have also just begun (here you see the starts of microgreens!)

But my gardens always pale in comparison to the incredibleness that are my mother's...

She names her homes and land. This is apt - she has dozens and dozens of roses growing around her property (although there is not much to show for them now beyond hips).

Pathways and gateways...

Statuary galore...

Cold frames and square-foot beds for veggies -

-plenty of fruiting trees -

-all sorts of herbs and ground covers -

-sheds, arbors, decks, pots....

-and signs pointing the way to where we all live. :-)

Even in winter and early spring, it is beautiful and charming.

12 comments:

PG said...

Who lives in Bodmin Moor? Is that the Cornwall Bodmin? Your mum's garden is lovely, I like the old window frame usage, (reminds me of mine)and she has a real live fairy at the garden gate. ;)

Jennifer Rose said...

looks like a wonderful garden :) love the blue bench and direction sign. thats a good idea :)

Karen said...

Looks a beautiful cherished and cared for garden. I love the sign, what a good idea! Looks as if you have a many brothers/sisters?

Enjoy Easter x

Jeff said...

The Bodmin Moor sign is a call back to a trip to England we took with her several years ago. It seemed wherever we went, there was a sign pointing to Bodmin Moor.

It became a fun thing for us, finding as many as we could. So she put one in her garden. We even had a similar sign in ours here in MD for a while. :)

d. moll, l.ac. said...

The blue statuary is absolutely curious.....

ruthie said...

such a wonderful garden, i love all the details & the sign, a grand idea. hope we might get to see summer photos ? my mum has green fingers too & i love to wander round her garden as she proudly points out each new edition or change - precious moments. ps thank you for your lovely comments on my blog, makes it all the more worthwhile that others get pleasure from a wee visit.

Anonymous said...

What an enchanting place. I especially love the picture of your mother at the gate with mountains in the background. Like your situation, my mother has the magic touch and can grow beautiful, fruitful gardens effortlessly (or so it seems to me). Unlike me, who spent an hour this morning surveying the worm damage on my newly sprouted tomatoes. A few days of neglect and my garden rebels. Great pics!
Lisa Hunt
http://lisahuntart.com/blog/

andrea said...

Completely charming! Does your mother need another daughter?

Hayden said...

how inspirational it is! simply charming!

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad that took so many pictures. I will post one of my new working beehive! Elena

Jennifer said...

Wow! I am inspired. Thanks for sharing.

Maddy said...

No cold frames here, it's straight out into the sunshine [although it is a bit blustery today.]
Cheers