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Iron fountain serves as a container garden and centerpiece of the English rose garden. Boxwood are just cuttings at this point.

Ornamental Elements in the Garden

 Ornamental elements create visual interest, provide function, and express your style, adding much value to the garden. While much time and attention goes to planting and maintaining garden beds, we don’t always think about adding embellishments. I’ve enjoyed adding antiquities and other vintage type ornaments fitting for our Victorian era home. I’ll share the worth […]

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Seeds harvested at the Monticello gardens are packaged with this design. The artist depicted the current gardens featuring the replica of a pavilion Thomas Jefferson had built in the early 1800's. This was a favorite spot to sit and read. Unfortunately the original blew down in a storm.

Monticello Seed Packets with Vintage Style Art

Vintage style seed packets captured my attention as we stepped into the well-manicured garden.  The boxwood-lined Colonial Garden is one of several historic gardens of the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Flowers and vegetables were easily identified with a little stake bearing the intricate black and white drawings on the packets. A closer inspection of […]

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Tomatoes & basil & quiet time

Summer Repose

Summer is waning. There is much to look back upon and be thankful for.  My heart is full of things to share with you! But while the weather is pleasant, I’m spending a lot of time outdoors.  The camera is my invaluable assistant to track garden progress, capture inspiration, or record quiet moments. This week […]

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Ephesians 1:2-23

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