Many decades ago I was a small child in east Tennessee. I fell in love with flowers and trees. I tried to assist my mother with little things in the flower beds until one day I asked for a spot of my own. My mother had received a pile of stones from the dairy that delivered our milk. (Yes, it was decades ago and they brought it to the door.) We visited the dairy, had a tour, and picked up a few stones. They were placed in a pile on the grass until they were placed lining the flowers beds. Since it took a while to move them, there was a spot with little grass. I asked for my own garden there. My mother agreed and I placed small stones around the small circle and pulled what grass remained. I love purple iris, Tennessee’s state flower. My mother gave me several with a few annuals. I was so proud of that little circle and flowers. I felt happy making it and looking at it. Gardening is much more than simply keeping the lawn pristine and planting pretty flowers. It is a whole set of actions that can really affect you. I had something that was alive!Read More
Beautiful gardens appeal to all of our senses. The colors and diversity of different design combinations, fragrance, flavors, sounds from birds and insects attracted to the plants, and variety of textures all add interest. Here’s a few tips to combine different elements to make a beautiful garden.
The best place to find God is in a garden. You can dig for him there.
– George Bernard Shaw
A garden is a wonderful place – it’s often full of dreams and wonders. I find there is something so magical about having my hands in the dirt, planting a seed or small plant, and watching it grow into a mature beauty. No matter what kind of garden you would like to have, let’s talk today about a few tips that will help you achieve your goals. If you are a beginner at gardening, it can be overwhelming deciding what to plant and where to plant it.Read More