"Let's be cheerful"! We have no more right to steal the brightness out of the day for our own family than we have to steal the purse of a stranger. Let us be as careful that our homes are furnished with pleasant & happy thoughts as we are that the rugs are the right color and texture & the furniture comfortable and beautiful"! Laura Ingalls Wilder

Thursday, June 16, 2011

garden tour



I may still be waiting for my vegetable garden to produce, but spring has definitely brought the rest of the yard to life.  I planted a few buckets, but everything else is the result of years of intentional neglect or unintentional attention. 

Such as how I purposefully disregard the way the honeysuckle inhibits ease of entry through the back gate. 
~A perfect example of intentional neglect.  

Or the way my husband accidentally pulled the clematis along with the elm starts in a maniacal effort to clean things up a bit.  
~A perfect example of unintentional attention.  
  (It really wasn't as terrible as it sounds as the clematis was barely existing.) 

I have a few seeds planted; sunflower,sweet peas,morning glory and columbine.  I've described this process in a previous post.


feverfew


these yellow roses are prolific in and around the bunny pen and the chicken coop~they are just about to burst


hawthorn tree, yellow roses, and pansies


we have 2 varieties of purple lilac and our whites are tall trees creating a green fence down one side of the yard


violets and mock orange and four 'o clocks


euphorbia, violets, red wild roses and a dandelion :)


the golf balls do not fall into any of the aforementioned philosophies

Thanks for coming.  Y'all come back now. Ya hear!


Blessings, Debbie

37 comments:

  1. Everything looks so green Debbie, I especially love the chicken coop.
    We are getting rain, it started last night and it's still raining...Hooray!

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  2. What does the fact that I ♥ everything about these pictures say about me??? I so admire "random" but sometimes work too hard to achieve it!

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  3. Great pics! Love the one with one of your chicks in it and the bench looks like it would feel so good on your back:@)

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  4. It all looks so restful. The chickens have a very nice hangout!

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  5. You have a beautiful yard and I really admire your unintentional gardening. it looks quite intentional and planned. Can you come to my house?

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  6. Enjoyed all of your garden pictures,Debbie, and the containers really caught my eye, and I just might borrow some ideas, and that wooden bench I would so love to have. Love the chickens club house. {so cute}
    Enjoy your day.
    Sue

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  7. I do like your bucket gardens. You have a lovely garden. I like gardens with a little wildness to them, not too showcased. I think I'll try some of your ideas.

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  8. What a wonderful walk through you garden, I so loved it! I also love your quote at the top your page...I am really enjoying some of her older works and her wisdom.

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  9. I love the buckets. What a simple but oh so cute idea. I might have to "borrow" that one.

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  10. I love everything ab out this little tour. I would feel sort of giddy in that yard. There's just something about it.

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  11. Your intentional neglect looks great! I enjoyed your tour!

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  12. I love this post, you have given me so many ideas for things that I thought were on their way to the dump, thanks!

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  13. Your lilacs are gorgeous! Thanks for the tour! :) ~Lisa

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  14. Wow, those are some really pretty pictures!

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  15. I love the huge variety of plants, the lilac photo is gorgeous, and, of course, the chickens. I would love to visit with those chickens. xo,

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  16. Your garden is beautiful. It looks so peaceful. I especially like the chicken's club house :) They have a really nice set up!

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  17. Your lilacs are just beautiful. I love all of your flowers and how you have them growing everywhere. You are my kind of gardener. To bad about the Clementis.

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  18. Great pictures. My garden is mostly green, not too much flowering. My FIL got stuck with a hawthorn thorn a couple years ago when they were ripping them out. He got some odd TB type infection and ended up on iv-antibiotics for a couple months. It took forever to heal. The flowers are certainly beautiful though.

    Paula

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  19. Oooh I'm so jealous of all your greenery and color! It's beautiful!

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  20. Thanks for the garden tour. I love your bucket idea of gardening. I have way too many gardens that I can't find the time to care for them properly. Bucket garden seems to be fairly easy maintenance as long as they are watered . Your lilac are absolutely beautiful and I love the lilac scent. JB

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  21. I call this natural gardening and I think it is the best...very nice! :D

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  22. I love all your planters, and natural wood bench, Debbie! Your garden looks so inviting!

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  23. Your garden & home is looking so pretty! I love the country feel it has to it,very inspiring.

    I hope you have a beautiful & relaxing weekend! I am hoping to have a relaxing one...things have been a bit too busy here lately...:)

    xoxo...Gloria

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  24. This is the tutorial I used for the french knot:
    http://www.sublimestitching.com/frenchknot.html

    It works great! I never had a problem, even though from what I've heard it can be tricky. So either I have beginner's luck, or it's a really good tutorial! :)

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  25. I enjoyed seeing all your greenery!

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  26. Everything looks fantastic! Our lilacs have come and gone. They are so lovely for such a short time.

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  27. I so love wandering round people's gardens. So many ideas. Our lilac has gone over now. We have more honeysuckle than I have ever known in the garden. It smells wonderful.

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  28. the neat potting ideas through out the post - the coop - red door - the lilac - O taking-me-home -- sweet smell of yesterdays -- LOVE Liliacs..Yes, you are blessed..
    hugs.

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  29. Debbie, your intentional and unintentional are gorgeous!! blessings ~ tanna

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  30. You have lots of pretty green things to look at in your yard!I like the old bench...and the "clubhouse"! :-)

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  31. Did I spy a chicken? I so want to have chickens but in my neighborhood the only way you can have a chicken is to name it and call it a pet. Love your garden, especially the flowers in the metal buckets

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  32. Debbie, I love the results of your "intentional neglect or unintentional attention" for it has rendered your surroundings perfectly charming and welcoming!

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  33. Debbie: BEAUTIFUL!!! So very much "my style."
    Love love love love!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  34. Lovely - it is what we would call a Cottage garden - wild and unihibited and beautiful. And we often have golf balls in ours too, but they don't grow very well. xx

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  35. love your gardens and buckets and tins all filled with beauty...keep doing what you are or aren't doing...it's working wondefully.

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  36. Love the flowers in the little buckets on the fence. I am putting that in my someday file! I think it is so charming

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  37. Oh my goodness, beautiful, beautiful! I am so glad I visited today. I feel like I've been barefoot in a garden. Sigh...

    Lynn

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