Serene Sunday

A DELIGHTSOME LIFE SERENE SUNDAY WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD

Musings on a soft Sunday afternoon. The air has been unusually chilly these past couple of days. I thoroughly enjoyed it yesterday when I did some necessary garden cleaning. Several blooms are already past... Whereas many of you are experiencing your first rose blooms, Peony blooms, Iris blooms and such, much of mine has … [Read more...]

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Garden Party

A DELIGHTSOME LIFE GARDEN PARTY TENT

I went to a Garden Party.... several of our friends and neighbors gathered again for a lovely garden party at my friend Maria's home. I've shared her store, Rooms U Love with you a number of times as well as her home. Her garden is beautiful and the setting was quite lovely. It is always lovely to get together with friends and have such … [Read more...]

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Surrounded by Roses in My Garden

A DELIGHTSOME LIFE LA MARNE ROSE

“I feel as if I had opened a book and found roses of yesterday sweet and fragrant, between its leaves.” L. M. Montgomery  Roses in my Garden I feel so blessed with all of the roses in my garden. When we first looked at our house, it was this large La Marne that drew my heart. I knew we were home. A couple smaller La Marne are … [Read more...]

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Saving the Flowers from the Rain

A DELIGHTSOME LIFE WHITE PEONY

The Duchess has arrived - The Peony My garden is holding court. To me, the roses are the queens and princesses, the Iris are the Ladies in Waiting and  The Peonies are the Duchesses. We're expecting potentially severe weather today and tomorrow, I know this can adversely affect my dear flowers. So I picked a few to make … [Read more...]

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Tea by the Roses

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The garden is quite expressive this time of the year.  One of my favorite places is on our front porch by the La Marne rose where I enjoy tea by the roses. This old rose has probably been with this house for decades and it gives of itself beautifully from now until November. Even though I have quite a lot to do today, I wanted to take a … [Read more...]

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Garden Journal April

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Distracted by Beauty I finally have time this week to work in the garden...there's so much work to do as I make note in my Garden Journal April. But, I am so distracted by the beauty around me.  The garden is coming alive with such joyous enthusiasm. I must tend to these weeds - they've LOVED all of the rain we've … [Read more...]

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Not Your Mama’s Garden Tour

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My dear friends will be sharing their amazing Elm Street Gardens and the Imperial Mushroom business next month.   The Curreys own the beautifully restored Harley Harris Rives House.  and have lovingly labored for several years to establish their organic farm - Elm Street Gardens. as well as the Sparta Imperial Mushrooms located next … [Read more...]

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French Rolling Pin and Dough Bowl

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Last weekend, I went to Atlanta to retrieve an auction item we'd won - garden tools. I bid on a French style bed and was outbid. Sigh. There will be one in my future! Since I was traveling so far, I thought I'd see if there were any sales in the nearby area. There was - an Estate liquidation. Most of what I saw pictured didn't appeal to me, … [Read more...]

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Sitting – Providing Seating in the Garden

    Providing seating in the garden allows you to encourage yourself and others to linger and enjoy the garden views. “Sitting in your garden is a feat to be worked at with unflagging determination and single-mindedness – for what gardener worth his salt sits down.  I am deeply committed to sitting in the … [Read more...]

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Garden Journal

March Spring Flowers Collage

The Garden in March Spring is on a roll here! We've had several beautifully warm days where we could spend time outdoors. I have been laying mulch out, cleaning and removing dead or damaged branches. It's wonderful to see the garden come back As the first daffodils begin to fade, the Iris are beginning to bloom. Like the Daffodils, these white … [Read more...]

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