Wednesday, June 20, 2007

A PEACEFUL RETREAT

What a peaceful retreat a flower garden is. I am still working on mine this year. It has the look of an abandoned garden retreat. I love the look of unique and old containers and "accessories" in a flower garden. Here I used an old rocker, and my grandfathers old horse feeder to hold these sweet blooms that come back every year. This year I'm expanding a bit. I'm making a quiet place to sit and read a book or pray at the beginning of the path that leads to the cabin. And then halfway thru the path, at the edge of the creek, a bench and some hanging baskets. I still have a lot of work to do, but hopefully will get it done soon. We just returned from camping a couple days ago in case you all wondered where I've been. It was a nice break and I came back revived I believe. Thanks so much for stopping by and come back soon!!!

14 comments:

Penless Thoughts said...

Love the picture and placement. Had missed you and wondered where you'd been.
Susan

Alpicks Treasures said...

Welcome back, I was wondering where you got lost too? Have a great day.

Rose Mary said...

I'm so glad you are back Mikki Jo! It is always nice to get away and I think that camping is the perfect way to do it!

Your little areas to stop and read or pray sound lovely. I am still working on my flower areas, too. I think it will be another year before I get them fixed the way I would like them to be. I am trying to grow as many wildflowers as possible along with a lot of spreading perennials and such. I'd love to have a true meadow garden area and make my flower garden more of a 'cottage' type garden.

Hope you're having a great week!

Kay said...

So glad you're back! I've missed you. Love your ideas about little areas in your garden. Hugs to you!

annewithane65 (Kim) said...

What a beautiful picture!

purple cucumbers folk art said...

ursday, June 21, 2007
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Nannie said...

How beautiful!!!!

Sue said...

Happy Birthday twin!! We garden alike, I love to have paths leading to a bench for a peaceful spot to read to just think! Love the old chair, looks like tickseed growing next to it!

Melissa said...

by the way...Happy late Birthday! Blessings to you always!

GardenGoose said...

Hi,
wanted to let you know to check in on my blog..please...:0)
Tina

Day4plus said...

I, too, love to have things hidden in the garden. I have mostly faeries and frogs, with a broken pot here and there. It is fun to find little treasures and give our own meaning to them. Take care, MB

tracey said...

Love the chair! City Boy isn't into old chairs and tables the way I am...I'd fill up the entire five acres with them.

Maybe it's a good thing he's not so into them...

Beach Girl said...

I've been away too and quite sick, but have not forgotten you! :-)

Vanessa

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

How lovely to make a little garden retreat for inspirational prayer and reading! And that you've used something of your grandfather's for flowers to grow in!