“As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God”
If you’ve been around Everyday Living for very long, you know I’m always excited to share my garden with you, but today is extra special. I have been waiting to share something with you all and today is the day…but you’ll have to wait until the end of the post to find out!
I have always loved beautiful gardens and the idea of having one, but it wasn’t until two years ago that we actually had one of our own! I never thought I would say this, but there really is something fun and therapeutic about “playing in the dirt”! I am trying to read and learn as much as I can, but I am finding that gardening really is a lot of trial and error…finding the right plants for your climate zone, the right place within your garden, what needs a lot of watering, and what can withstand the heat of the summers! Last year we experienced a severe drought in NE Alabama and a few plants suffered, but most survived with our constant watering…you should’ve seen our water bill! Yikes! Fortunately, we have had plenty of rain over the past two or three weeks, so hopefully that won’t be the case this summer! It sure does make weeding a whole lot easier! I hope you brought your umbrella today, because we are going for a rainy day walk in the garden!
I am growing chocolate mint in the pot sitting on the chair, it smells wonderful and tastes even better in iced tea or water. Have you tried it?! I didn’t even notice the spider web until I was editing these photos!
I had to give you a glimpse of the most fabulous wind chimes…I mentioned to my sweet man that I wanted really nice wind chimes and he did not disappoint…he gave them to me for Mother’s Day. So why are they special, you ask? They are handcrafted in Austin, TX and they are called “The Stradivarius of Wind Chimes”! Music of the Spheres are acoustically superior and precision tuned A-440 and they are available in three octaves. We do love our music even wind chimes! It was a perfect gift and it is so peaceful to hear them in the garden!
Sunshine Ligustrums bring a different shade of green…a potted oleander can only be grown as an annual in our zone but they thrive further South towards the Gulf Coast! It should be blooming very soon!
As you can see, I haven’t done anything to the patio since we had the pergola built, it hasn’t been a priority and we can enjoy using it without all the pretties! We had Mother’s Day lunch here, and it was perfect…with a little breeze coming through!
And now, the most exciting part…my special news…are you ready?!
On Monday, June 12, I will be hosting my very first link party! I want to see all of the beautiful gardens out there! You can link your personal garden, a garden you’ve visited, pretty flowers you’ve photographed, potted flowers around your home, your vegetable garden…anything that has to do with gardening! It can be a recent post or a post from years ago…there really are no rules! I hope all of you will join me in our Gardens Galore link party…I can hardly wait to see what you will share! I can’t wait to spotlight some of the beautiful gardens you share!
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