How Does Your Garden Grow?

“And God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, on the earth.” And it was so. The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their own kinds, and trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind. And God saw that it was good”
‭Genesis‬ ‭1‬:‭11-12‬

It is that time of year…the sun is shining and things are turning back to their beautiful green color!  It’s also the time I always start thinking about new landscaping and gardening!  Last Saturday, a landscaper came and spent a couple of hours as we discussed the projects we have in mind.  Our first order of business is our back yard.  Let me explain!

We have a 6 or 7 acre pasture at the rear of our property.  As the years have passed, our back yard space has gotten larger and harder to maintain.  The pasture is still used for hay and for all the wildlife that often stop and visit…deer, turkeys, raccoons, fox, and unfortunately armadillos! With that being said, space is certainly not an issue!

Now back to the landscaper…hopefully he will return in a couple of weeks to finalize our plan.  Not wanting to be unprepared, I have been researching all the possibilities-and they are endless!  In all of my searching and pinning,  I found many looks that I would love to see out my kitchen window!  Since we do not live in a fantasy world, and we do have a budget, there is much to consider!  We do live in the country and I want, appropriately, to have a rustic and inviting feel.  I also want to keep an herb garden and a small vegetable garden, both of which we have had for years.  Perennials, annuals, walking paths, and architectural elements are just a few of the things that would make my backyard a dream!  I would love to use a small bronze fountain that I have, but they are difficult to maintain and Butch is not fond of that idea!  With all of this on my mind, I decided to share some ideas I am considering.  I will keep you updated on the progress and I hope to share the finished project with you!

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And be sure to visit my Pinterest board, Outdoor Spaces!

 The white gate with the basket of flowers and the
stone columns is perfect for a front entrance,
but I am thinking for the entrance into my  garden! Love the hostas and the overgrown look!  A brick path with flowers spreading is my
ideal walkway!  I already have the white iron bench!  I like the rustic feel of this country garden…
picket fence and rough wood arbor!  English style kitchen garden with herbs
and vegetables and flowers surrounding the perimeters!  I know that Butch can build this arbor!
This might be a favorite!  Can you imagine this English cottage garden
in your back yard?  This is a perfect spot for alfresco dining for
just the two of us! Another dining option!

 Faux bois table and chairs…perfection but not
budget friendly!  I would like to have a space for relaxing and
entertaining in a garden just like this!
Am I dreaming big?  A perfect English garden!  The forest green garden fence blends seamlessly
into the landscape!  How clever is this – an old screen door as a garden gate!  Architectural elements such as this armillary
always adds interest!  Love…love…love Vegetable garden and chicken coop!!  Probably not, but I can still dream!

So, what about you?  Do you have plans for an herb or vegetable garden? Are you making any changes in your landscape this spring?  We love your thoughts and comments!  Thank you for sharing your life with us!


“For as the earth brings forth its sprouts, and as a garden causes what is sown in it to sprout up, so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to sprout up before all the nations”
Isaiah‬ ‭61‬:‭11

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  1. Stephanie says:

    These gardens are so beautiful! I dream of having a garden like some of the ones you shared…..only I tend to have a brown thumb – I know, it’s sad 🙂

    Thanks for the inspiration, Pam! Hugs!

    • Thank you, Stephanie. I certainly hope this project will turn out well and it has to fit in our budget! Can’t wait to get started! Hope you have a wonder-filled Thursday! Blessings, my friend! Pam

  2. Tante Mali says:

    Dear Pam,
    I’m so inspired by your post! These are fantastic garden solutions! One better than the other! And your are so right with the beans growing on the arch – it’s one of my favorites! :)!
    Thank you for sharing and a wonderful gardening season
    All my best from Austria

    • Elisabeth, so nice to meet you! Thank you for reading and commenting! Are you experiencing spring, yet? I visited Austria several years ago and it was beautiful! Please visit with me again! Blessings, Pam

  3. Vicky says:

    I don’t even have a favorite, because I love them all! A beautiful garden just seems to make all your cares go away. Loved looking at these.

  4. Danielle says:

    6-7 acres! My hubby would be so jealous! We live in a suburb, so don’t have a ton of space in our backyard. We currently have a square foot garden for some herbs and vegetables. My husband also planted two grape vines and a cherry tree (we are still waiting for them to produce fruit, hopefully this is the year,but due to a random spring frost last year, we aren’t too sure).

    I love all the choice you are finding! I think an outdoor patio is a must! We have a deck, and use frequently when the weather warms up. Thanks for linking up with Idea Box! Can’t wait to see how it turns out.

    • Danielle, thank you so much for reading and commenting! I hope our plans come to fruition and I can share the garden! Thank you for the party! Blessings for a beautiful Sunday, Pam

  5. Anne says:

    Fabulous! All of the pictures are an inspiration. As a garden designer I am always looking for images and ideas, and I love everything you’ve chosen. Best of luck with your project, I look forward to seeing how it looks when its all grown in.

  6. AnnMarie says:

    These are all so gorgeous! I’d love to see what you choose! Unfortunately my yard is not fit for a vegetable garden, although I want one! I get my fresh veggies from my daughter!

  7. julieinlovelyoregon says:

    Hello. I just discovered your gorgeous blog and subscribed immediately. Thank you for sharing God’s magnificent creations!

  8. Marsha says:

    Such inspiration! I love all of the gardens and plantings. I can’t wait until the Garden Fair. I always go and it is hard to resist buying one of everything. So many beautiful flowers and perennials. The patio furniture can make for such a cozy setting. Would love to have a front gate. What a beautiful idea to decorate it with a flowered basket. Stunning! Thank you for sharing such wonderful ideas, especially before the planting season. I am totally ready.

    • Marsha, thanks so much for your sweet comments! I can’t wait to get started on our project, but we have had so much rain. I think we may be delayed! I hope it turns out like I have it pictured in my mind! Have a happy Easter! Pam

  9. Michele says:

    Where did you locate these pics? I’d love to pin, but need to from original sources and I don’t see a source area on this post. They are lovely. Hope you can share. Thanks.

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