“For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together”
Colossians 1: 16-17
Before we dive in to today’s post, let’s talk about a big day coming up here at Everyday Living! Next Monday, we will be partying in the gardens with my Gardens Galore Link-Up! It doesn’t matter if it is your garden this year, last year, or even a few years ago! You can share with us gardens that you have visited, vegetable gardens, flowers around your home, flowers on your tables, tablescapes with gorgeous flowers, paintings of gardens, or even what you want your future garden to be! Make sure you are here on Monday, June 12 as we get this party started at 8am central time! Be sure to link back to Everyday Living on the posts that you share!
Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would become a weed pullin’, flower plantin’, dirt lovin’ gardener. I have appreciated beautiful gardens all my adult life, but they were just eye candy, and not for me! We built our home thirty eight years ago on farming land in the middle of a pasture, and let me tell you, our backyard has played many roles! It was a baseball field for our son, held a trampoline, swing sets, an above ground swimming pool…it was everything BESIDES a garden. But that changed in late winter 2015 when we decided to get started on what we now call our little haven. It has been a whole lot of work, trial and error, but definitely worth it! I have blogged many times about this little gardening adventure, and today I am going to take you through my journey of how I have come to love all things gardening!
You can see more of those ideas here.
Backyard beginnings happened on May 6 when the crew arrived with a caravan of trucks, trailers, and equipment! Things evolved in our backyard faster than I thought!
We revealed the garden about five weeks after the work began…we were amazed and beyond excited!
By the middle of July, our garden was growing evidenced by the limelight hydrangeas that were blooming…
Fast forward to July of last year when our Summer Garden was thriving in the sweltering heat…
So much inspiration came from a couple of garden visits last year on a business trip to Seattle. Chihuly Glass and Garden was beyond amazing as we entered the garden through this asymmetrical glass house containing this unbelievable glass sculpture that is 100 feet long and 25 feet high…
On a day trip by ferry from Seattle to Victoria, we visited the famous Butchart Gardens, and they are famous for a reason! The Sunken Garden was spectacular…
You can see my inspiration here!
With a mild winter and spring-like temps this past February, I was looking forward to how my garden would grow during its third season. I began to think on the selection of annuals, herbs, and vegetables as I looked back on last year’s successes and failures.
Last August, as my garden was in its full glory, found me participating in an alfresco tablescape blog hop!
Thank you sweet friends for joining me on my gardening journey over the past few years! I am excited to see all of your posts that you share! But even if you aren’t participating, be sure to come back to see all of the beautiful gardens!
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