Thursday, December 31, 2009

More Atl Gardens Pictures

Orchid House

Japanese Garden

Atlanta Botanical Gardens

Amazing Outdoor Sculpture

According to Scott, this is where I belong. I take that as a compliment :-)

In the Children's garden

Christmas is done and gone, and now is about the time I get excited about spring and all the preparation that goes along with the coming months. I can't help but think how glorious spring will be after planting 300+ bulbs this past fall. Spring is always full of surprises as once forgotten plants emerge from their hibernation. It gives me inexplicable joy, just even thinking about it! It seems the more I read about gardening, my passion for it grows. It gives me this energy I can't get enough of.

A recent visit to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens reinforced my love for gardening. What an amazing establishment! It is a gardener's haven- even in dead winter. My passion for gardening has become much larger than my gardening budget and yard, so I need to look for other ways to satisfy this need. I came across the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, and realized where could I satisfy that need in a more appropriate place than here? How wonderful it would be to take care of something so vast and beautiful- to contribute to something much larger than myself! Which reminds me, I need to e-mail the volunteer coordinator. It is true when people say, "Gardening is an obsession." I told Scott the other day, "I wish my severe passion and obsession for gardening actually made me money." Maybe one day I will get there...

All bliss
Consists in this,
To do as Adam did.
Traherne (1637-1674)

Thursday, April 16, 2009


Now the flowers are blooming- time to take more pictures!!

Marie Bracey has it's first bloom~

Firewitch Dianthus
Massive daylily! And just planted some creeping phlox next to the rose bush.Hydrangeas beginning to come out...
Pee Gee Hydrangea

The Cherry Tree is blooming!
Bear with me as I can't figure out how to turn the pictures right side up!

The eldest rose bush in my garden- I think its "Peace"? In summer this baby gets taller than me!

Purple Daylily just starting to come out- just planted last week.
Blooming Hosta

Next on Scott's list is to kill the grass and get some sod!

Bath's Pink Dianthus

The azaleas are in full bloom and not to mention gorgeous!

I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.  ~John Burroughs

And another good one I had to add...

Look at the trees, look at the birds, look at the clouds, look at the stars... and if you have eyes you will be able to see that the whole existence is joyful.  Everything is simply happy.  Trees are happy for no reason; they are not going to become prime ministers or presidents and they are not going to become rich and they will never have any bank balance.  Look at the flowers - for no reason.  It is simply unbelievable how happy flowers are.  ~Osho

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Backyard Makeover

Our Backyard Makeover!



So this past weekend Scott and I made it over to the Grower's Outlet in Loganville and stocked up! Here's a list of new things in the back and front yard...

Leyland Cypress
David Austin Roses- Heritage, Portmeirion, L.D. Braithewaite, Pat Austin, Evelyn
Dwarf Crawling Gardenia
Blue Ribbon Lavender
French Lavender
Kim's Knee High Coneflower
Georgia Blue
Purple Crawling Lantana
Shasta Daisy
Vinca Minor
Mexican Petunia
English Daisy

That's off the top of my head....

It was such a beautiful weekend and perfect for planting.  I still have a few things to plant, but I need a break!  Scott and I got a nice sun tan- friends thought he went to the tanning bed, ha!  Later this spring and summer I will take pictures to document how it's all growing.  as for now I have to go water some stuff!!

~Quote for Today~

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson