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Monday, March 14, 2011

Garden Mirrors Life

I finally broke down and bought me some posies!  I am SO ready to start digging in the dirt and getting these babies in the GROUND!










I have never planted zinnias before, but my plant Buddy, Rebecca, had some in her garden last year and I was falling all over myself just looking at them.  I love the color, and if you know me, you know that I am a chick who LOVES color.  NO TAUPE FOR ME!

(I have to apologize to Rebecca -- I actually "cheated" on her -- I went out and bought plants without telling her or inviting her to go...now I will have to go grovel...

But, I'll get over that pretty quick...)


I also bought me some impatiens, and some of those are already in the ground in the front garden.  I didn't have many weeds, which is why the flowers went in there first.  I've got a heck of a lot of weeding to do in the back garden to prepare the beds, but the weather has been fantastic, so I will be waking up early the next several days and start on that.
Besides adding the "color" many of my potted plants are coming to life.  I LOVE how my garden mirrors life, and vice versa. Like this Rangoon Creeper to the left, which looked like it was not going to make it...(see photo to the right in the green pot). 





Sometimes, when we believe something to be dead, it surprises us and comes back to life -- whether it be a dream, or a lost love.  And, if it does not come back to life, we grieve it, but we find something else to take its place, and we often find that what is new becomes far more beautiful than what was there before. 

I'm personally pretty glad that God built that into "the plan".  He's pretty cool that way.




GROOVY COOLNESS GADGET


T.K. Goforth is a musician and author of the well-received book "Chord Piano is Fun!" She also writes a music blog called "Chord Piano Chick's Mostly Musical Musings.
Chord Piano Is Fun

3 comments:

Rebecca said...

I have to admit that I have been out "sheating" too but when the weather beckons you have to answer the call. Here in texas we are slways trying to get it all done before the heat sets in... I am so excited about your Rangoon! I almost pikced one up the other day but then I did not know if it would make it through a winter.

Love your posts!
Rebecca

Chick of All Trades said...

Were you "sheating" or were you actually "cheating"?

And, I am so excited about the Rangoon, too (the name reminds me of Chinese food...)

Can't wait to see your bougies, Garden Buddy!

PJ @ Outdoor Garden Decorations | Home Decor Accents said...

Good Morning T.K.
Sounds like our plants are starting to come alive. same as on your end I see lots of new growth on plants I really had my doubts if they would come back.
What concerns your plan on weeding, so if you are done in your yard you can come out to Spring and do mine. LOL
I've been weeding for the past few days and the flower bed along my drive is really full of weeds.
That's the result of we had a neighbor who didn't care for his backyard at all and only mowed every few weeks and didn't trim along the fence line. Oh I'm so lucky, I am completely enclosed by such homeowners they either don't care about their backyards or are simply too lazy to care.
Take Care and Happy Weeding ;)
Paula Jo

T.K. Goforth is a musician and author of the well-received book "Chord Piano is Fun!" She also writes a music blog called "Chord Piano Chick's Mostly Musical Musings.
Chord Piano Is Fun