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1/29/2013


My mom is the most amazing gardener ever. Okay...maybe my Opa was (if I could show you a photo I would, it was like a delightful secret garden filled with fruit trees and hundreds of varietals of plants and a sweet little playhouse that he built for my mom when she was little). My mom is a close second though. This is right outside my parents' kitchen window.

I am an amazing gardener in my head. In truth, I can never seem to find the time. And just to be clear when I say "gardening" I'm not referring to lawn mowing and leaf blowing (the latter of which I have absolutely no use for by the way. Maybe if I lived on the East Coast and needed a gust of gaseous air to move the monster pile of tree droppings blocking way out the door in the fall...otherwise for goodness sake, use a broom)! Sorry for the mini-rant. It happens here on occasion. No, I am talking about knowing where exactly to prune a rose, keeping time with watering schedules, pulling nasty little weeds and keeping the snail population in check. It is a lot of work. But it's actually the kind of work, that when I do it, I find it therapeutic. Before I had Mila, I would go out in the early evenings with a glass of white wine and spend time in the garden, nursing my plants, plotting out where to dig holes for new ones and relishing in the solitude (not in front of the laptop). Kids have a habit of re-arranging priorities. But, one of my New Year's resolutions was making time for my yard. So I'm going to give it a shot. I'll let you know how it goes!

P.S.
Cute garden markers and gold and terra cotta pots.






18 comments:

Alex said...

Sadly, gardens don't really happen in the city. I really wish they did though. Craig would grow a mean veggie garden and I'd tackle some flowers. Sigh.

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

every single year :o)

Brynn Renné said...

I WISH! We live in a duplex and the garden is split into 2 sides - our neighbors have a lovely garden, with a moss & stone pathway and 2 garden boxes where they grow yummy veggies. Sadly, our side is - well - very obviously our side :( One day I will want to make the time to garden...in the meantime, I am attempting to keep house plants. So far 2 out of 3 are thriving! XO Brynn

Amanda said...

This is something I always say I'm going to do because well, my grandma, she is also one of those amazing green thumb ladies. I'm talking GARDEN. Like green beans, pumpkin, tomatoes, cucumbers. Seriously? She is 90 yrs old! I need her skills!

Meg {henninglove} said...

i want to be an amazing gardener, i had a bit of success last year but i started later than i should. so this summer, it is gardening all the way! any tips?

Nat said...

My mom and dad are both awesome gardeners. We are moving and will finally have a big yard so I am hoping to have a garden this spring/summer

Audrey - This Little Street said...

I wish I was! But leaving in NYC isn't helping. My grand-mother was quite the gardener too, and I remember countless afternoons spent in the garden with her. I loved every minute of it. Hopefully we'll soon have a house + a little garden I can spend time in. Hugs!

Mad Max and Family said...

Nope ... no time, but also I live in a townhome in the city (Houston) with literally no yard - although I guess I could start one on our roofdeck. It's blazen hot in Houston though. We are however moving to a yard somewhat soon - and that is one of my goals!

My Mom is creating a "secret garden" at her house for my kiddos!

-Tara

http://madmaxandfamily.blogspot.com
http://blog.chron.com/madabouttown/

Anthea said...

Yay for New Year's resolutions!! You can do it!

birdie to be said...

I wish I could be... I need more room outdoors for a fabulous garden!

Mandy Crandell said...

No green thumb here. I'm pretty great at ignoring plants and killing them, though. Hope you can spent more time beautifying your yard this year!

http://mandycrandell.blogspot.com/

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Milynn {Love + Whimsy} said...

My parents are amazing gardeners, I just wish that trait carried down to me too.

Susie said...

I've always had great visions of gardening, but somehow never seem to get it together. Now that I've moved into an apartment with no outdoor space, at least I have an excuse!

Sea and Swank

Lena at A Crimson Kiss said...

Sounds heavenly–if only I didn't have such a brown thumb! I'm sure my mother wonders where I came from.

Michaela said...

I love gardening! Can't wait to see how yours turns out!!

Lucinda said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE gardening...one of the hardest things to do..I am learning to just let go and have fun!!

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