Saturday, June 02, 2007

A Tour of My Garden

I continue to be surprised by the passion and commitment I have to my garden. Some of it is definitely genetic. This week I was able to find a lavatera for my mom and the look of delight on her face when I handed it to her was awesome. And part of it is because of my deep love for transformation. It reminds me that magic exists right here right now and you can make it happen!

Here's what my garden looked like within the first few weeks of us moving into our house:



And here are some of the treasures I enjoy there now.



And this is where we sit and relax and enjoy all that we've done.








13 comments:

Star said...

You've done some beautiful work here. My mother used to have lavatera in her garden also.

Love the peony and the pure white Dutchman's Breeches. But my favorite--your spot to rest and enjoy all of it. :D

Sacred Suzie said...

My goodness Jamie, I can not believe the achievements you have had here! What absolute gems. I hope it is hereditary, I certain enjoy it! Wonderful magic you have made here. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Shannon said...

Absolutely wonderful Jamie! Your efforts and dedication have certainly prouduced wonderful results.

Your garden is absolutely gorgeous.

Now, I'm off to go look up what the heck a lavatara is....

Leah said...

oo la la!! such gorgeous flowers! i can almost smell them!

krista said...

Hmmm, when am I invited for over for wine and good conversation? You patio there looks heavenly!

megg said...

Hey! I just realized I should post an update on ours - I never posted the finished product! Your is GORGEOUS! I am completely in love with Peonies. I think that they are so audacious - sigh! I hope to sit on that porch with you someday!!

Jessie said...

what a magical place, jamie. it seems like a place that is filled with your energy. and that porch looks like the perfect place to relax and enjoy the quiet evenings. i love it. :)

Tammy said...

What a gorgeous place!! Such lovely flowers!! Seems like a magical place to be!

Carmen said...

Beautiful! and I love your porch, too!
I think gardens are the most magical places and the best for our souls!
Thank you for sharing this!

Michelle (a.k.a. la vie en rose) said...

do you hear me clapping my hands in glee???

Vedrana M. said...

it looks wonderful

Jennifer Hicks said...

such a beautiful thing...to nurture and see the fruits of your labour. Well done little one.

swampgrrl said...

hey grrl...you have a beautiful garden. looks like a divine place to spend an afternoon doing nothing and then resting afterwards.

thanks for sharing!