Wednesday, July 18, 2012

THE JOYS OF GARDENING~

How rewarding it is to gather a bouquet of flowers, after the morning's dew has dried, from one's own flower gardens.I love flowers, it is my opinion you can never grow to many, in my humble patch of earth I try to incorporate as many long blooming flowers, mostly perennials, which will provide color throughout the summer. Gardening is such a rewarding and enjoyable hobby, but it does require dedication. Dead heading, weeding, thinning, transplanting, watering and of course the ever on going battle with insects...oh... and deer, how could I forget the deer... I never have a color palette, it's hit or miss. I tend to tuck flowers in here and there. Black Eyed Susan, Shasta Dasiy, Ladys Mantle, Cone Flower, Hollyhock and Delphinium are a garden favorite. Working in the garden you find peace and solitude, you are left with your own thoughts, hear the trees sway, the birds sing and in my case chickens are always close at hand...sometimes helpful and sometimes not...mostly not...



my future gardener...our little blooming flower...

Travis Lloyd is two months old today...

under the shade of a maple tree he dreams.. I see a tiny pair of garden gloves in his future...why, his granny can dream too! Do you garden with your grandchildren? please tell!

11 comments:

Farm Girl said...

He is a very pretty flower. Your flowers are lovely. Mine run through the gardens and really all they want to do is play with gardening shovels and buckets in the dirt. Add a hose with running water and you have very dirty blissful children.
They will be happily entertained for hours. They love picking flowers though and giving flowers to their mommies.
It is all very wonderful though. I am very thankful for it all.
Your gardens are just lovely with all of my favorite flowers.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

I love gardening too! I love sharing my garden with friends also, by dividing my plants.

I think giving your grandson an appreciation of mother nature is a wonderful gift!

MTWaggin said...

Your garden is just lovely but that baby is the most precious.

Orange Sink said...

No Grandchildren to garden with here..... and the two doggies are no help either! You get some little garden gloves on that sweet little guy as soon as possible!! LOL!
Love your gardens..... you must be getting some rain in Maine!
Hugs!
Cathy G

Jacque. said...

ohhhhhh...he is a. dor. able. I have no internet access at home for now, so comments will be sporadic. Please know that I read your every word and love visiting here. Take care!!!

annie said...

He is a blossom in the garden of your life! I can't believe 2 months already?
Love those pretty flowers!

Janice said...

So many lovely flowers in your garden! I share the deer problem with you; it can be discouraging.

Primitive Stars said...

Hello Julie, oh that little future gardener is so sweet. Beautiful pictures of the flowers , I feel the same way about gardening, one of my loves. Blessings Francine.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I have a wonderful idea for you. You could plant a tree or flowering shrub in your grandsons honor. He will always know its his and that you planted it especially for him.

Rebecca said...

I have a love/hate relationship with the deer also... Wonderful post and a precious little one!

Linda Evans said...

what a beautiful baby.....my youngest grand is 2 and my oldest is 10, I miss the days of just cuddling in the rocking chair. Now the flowers, I have mowed all of mine down, due to the drought here in Indiana. Maybe next year.