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  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Welcome May and City Garden

Eugene Grasset
May photo...

I always dreamed of
an English garden
filled with Larkspur, Foxgloves, Poppies
and all of many different plants were massive in size.
If this was a reality
I would also need a gardener.

I never remember my mother or grandmother's without a garden
and always a bloom in small vase sitting on their table.

The closest I came to my dream garden was a small
yard in the local city.  Wonderful dirt as this lot had been part of larger
lot that at one time had a garden on it.      I built this home 10 years ago.
My daughter Beth took this photo
and looking at it
I remember the wonderful size of all of the plants.   A portion of some of these plants
are in my garden at this time by the woods.

As an experiment put this home on the market and it sold in 3 weeks.
I took this to mean I was to move to Nashville and live near my children, did not take long
to realize I did not like the big city and the constant hum of vehicles.
My son moved to Thailand
and I put this home on the market, recession time and took months to sell.
 I immediately set out to build
a small home on country property which I had kept
after selling my much loved old farm house.

10 years old and the thought arises often
how long can I continue to do what I am doing.
I answer the thought with
"as long as I can."

Blooming at this time
Red Peony....


Sallysmom said...

Your peony is beautiful. I wish I could grow them but alas it is too hot here.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Yes, as long as you can!!!

Love and hugs to you dear Ernestine ~ FlowerLady

Anvilcloud said...

They say you shouldn't move to be near your kids, but we did and it worked out fine. Besides, who are 'they' anyway? ;)

Judy said...

Different Peony then grow here. Very pretty. When I lived in my farm house, I had huge gardens--huge. Holly Hocks by the back porch, cottage garden type. A long perennial garden that stretched all across the frontage--Peonies, Iris, Lilies, Shasta Daisy--all different colors. A garden only for spring bulbs, along the side of the house. Always had a vase of Lilacs or flowers inside. Then I moved, then I moved again--always taking a root of my flowers with me. Now--here I am with only as many gardens as I can handle--not much, but still my original flowers and those of my mother and grand and great grand mothers with me. We do what we can for as long as we can!!

lil red hen said...

Digging in the dirt is making me hurt this spring, and there are so many weeds and grasses mixed in with the flowers. I've just tried to run the weed eater thing, and my arms and hands tremble still. :) It seems almost all I can grow are things from bulbs since they usually bloom before dry weather comes.

We've been in the same house for almost 47 years, and the kids have all moved close to us :)

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Charlotte, what a blessing for you with children near by.
Seems mine all busy in the big city and mom likes the country.
Need to accept as it is the way it is :)
Judy, time changes so much
hope I can continue to tend what I have at this moment.
Sallysmom, Lorraine and AC,
thanks for visiting..

Wisewebwoman said...

Making do with what we have is difficult when immediate result (because of our age, I suspect) seems like the order of the day.

You will continue as long as you can where you have been blissfully happy.

You moved for you. I moved for me.
Those decisions are the best :)

Beautiful photos, also yesterday.

Pienosole said...

Beautiful lady and beautiful garden! Happy day to you.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

WWW and Pienosole,
thank you for visiting..

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

I love your peony. So beautiful!