Saturday, April 26, 2008

Garden! Garden! Wherefore Art Thou!

I know everyone is getting in the gardening mode with all this nice weather we are having. I love to garden myself. When I use to live in Pennsylvania 5 years ago, my husband made this beautiful fenced in garden for me. I use to work nights at my old job so this was perfect for me. I got to express my creativity and passion for gardening while the kids were at school.

This was at the beginning stages! Approx. 10 years ago. Oh how it developed and evolved over time!
Those big bird houses I took with me when I moved.Photobucket
That Arbor used to bloom the most beautiful pink little roses!
It was always like Christmas at the beginning of the season. I couldn't wait to get out there and get my hands dirty. There is something about a flower and the thought that you had something to do with it blooming.
There were six different beds. It started out as 4 beds and then a few years later we added two more and connected to the house. I always loved the way it looked from the road when you drove by.
These are pictures of the last year before we moved. I didn't get to spend much time in it that year because of all the packing. So the weeds started to take over that year. For some reason I can't find any pictures of it in it's glory. But you can get the idea.

So currently at the house we live at now, we have not even touch the outside. We have focused all out energies on remodeling the inside. But we are coming to and end I do believe. So the opportunity for the beginnings of a garden is in my near future.

Oh how I miss that garden. I just hope the new home owners appreciate all the hours and hours I spent making it such a beautiful place to be.

Happy Gardening Everyone!


vintagepaletteart said...

Kim......your garden was awesome! I love the white picket fence and the rose arbor! You were very lucky and I so hope that the new owners love it as much as you did!

=D *Lori

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

What a sweet garden!!!

Happy Sunday!

~dani~ said...

Wow, you clearly did a lot of work and it shows. Looking at the pics, I thought "I could sooo live there"! Happy Creating and Gardening!

Colleen said...

oh Kim...your house and garden were fantastic!! Post pictures of your remodel when you can. We would love to see them.

janell berryman artist-owner said...

Oh I can see why you loved that garden so much. Such a labor of love. Maybe in the new place you can do the same, yes?

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Lovely! What a wonderful "gift" you've left behind for the new homeowners.
Each spring, I smile when the tulips and irises bloom that my husband's grandmother planted years and years ago--
Happy gardening in your "new digs"!

suzanne.artist said...

Kim! what a wonderful house! things are beginning to happen here in CT too but it's still cool.

Many thanks for the compliment on my Halloween Devil painting!

Suzanne Urban

Kristen Beason Designs said...

AWESOME!!!! Love the garden and you definitely need to do something similiar in your yard now. Like you need another project, right? LOL

Take care,

Designs by CK said...

LOVELY Kim! Bet you miss your "white picket fence!" '-)

PS: Thanks 4 your email tonight!!!


Carolee said...

Kim, that garden is absolutely GORGEOUS! Do share pics of the new one as it progresses too. :)

~ Carolee