Random Thoughts

I just spent some time going over my older blogs and the statistics Blogger provides. Evidently there are 3 people in Belgium who have found my blog. I thought that was interesting.

Sometimes I get pretty overwhelmed with my job, and it seems to sap my creative energy. Last year, I made a pact with myself that I would work at maintaining that creative flow. Last summer I started working on my garden – trying to reclaim its beauty. I’ve continued this year (when it isn’t raining or a bazillion and 4 degrees outside) to work toward that goal. Last year Terry and the boys built a deck on the front of our house. This year, I pulled plants I want to save from another area of my garden to plant around the deck. It’s so pretty!!

 This clematis I planted last year. It’s made it to the top of the deck and is getting a lot bushier. I love its color!  The coreopsis daisy that is behind is one of the plants that I reclaimed. My good friend Donna gave me a couple of starts from her garden years ago. I divided it up and planted some around my deck. Lovely.

This is a beautiful lily that I planted last year. I think it was on a clearance shelf a the end of the year! It’s it beautiful!! The varigated sedum behind it is one of the plants that was here when we bought the place. You don’t often see this variety. I’ve divided it and shared it so many times!! 

This is Ben’s Tonka truck. About 25 years old and has lived outside all of its life! I plant flowers in it ever year. This year I put in some rocks and then some moss rose. It’s a nice reminder that he lives on.

Coral Bells, hosta, sedum from my friend Donna, more hosta, creeping geranium and creeping phlox. Oh…and the angel guiding the little boy? Precious.

 More of the clematis in completely full bloom. Such beauty. And, of course, what garden isn’t complete without a random stuffed animal thrown in for good measure?

My co-worker Denise gave me this hibiscus last year. She actually gave me two, but the white one didn’t make it. Might have been the chickens pecking at it. This is actually about a foot and a half. I’m anxious to see how this grows this year. It had the most beautiful hot pink blossoms!
More to follow, I’m sure. My goals this year in my garden: 1) to get the water flowing right; 2) to finish the pathway 3) to add a little ‘patio on the lower part of the garden. 
We’ll see how that goes. I’m less than ambitious most days. 😉
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