Yesssss. I have a computer again. So, I guess it's time to start sharing what I have been doing lately. Our Louisiana weather is awesome, so I have been getting it done down by the cottage!! Todd even built us a raised vegetable bed! We are almost like farmers. Almost.
While he trudged away at his veggies, I was working my fingers to the bone on my little angel garden! For one year of living here, I think she is coming along nicely. Have you ever noticed that I always refer to my things as female? I have a special affinity to girls, I suppose. I finally have a vision for what I think it is going to look like. I brought all of my rocks, garden ornaments, ironwork, and such with me from the old house to the new house. I just have had no idea what to do with all of it. Wellll, I am finally seeing the light. I swore I wouldn't do all the paths and get carrid away with this garden, but... alas...doing things small is not in my skill set. I'm kinda the "go big or go home" girl! And so, a BIG garden it is!Well, there's Miss Emma Grace in her sweet spot. She's right here amongst the black petunias and all these really odd colored annuals I bought this year. Check out that Louisisana iris on the back row. It is from my old house. As is that red salvia far left. A few weekends ago a couple of peeps from work came over to help me in the garden, and we got a ton of work done!! All my pots are brimming, and the beds look great.
I think I can say I am officially ready for spring! Check out that peachy color bouganvillea. Gor-geous!There's little Stanton represented in the garden. and this new annual is called Bellis. I AM IN LOVE. I've never planted these. In fact, I don't think I've ever even seen them. I hope I get to see them every year from now on! And this is Jake. He is a concrete angel that has a cool patina on him that is sorta lime green. I think that is so appropriate. I am SOOO in love with this angel. And here's one of my best buds, Cindy Lou's, son, Sammy. He died when he was only a little one too. I surely hope he and Jake have met and are living the good life in GLORY! This is the right side of the cottage. This is where I most envision the growth of my garden... paths, arbors, a compost bin, etc. And a looooong time ago, one of my favorite men, Robert Kelley, who was the daddy of one of my patients passed away very unexpectedly at age 31. He has always been represented in my garden. Now, only a month ago, Sam's (the little girl I treat) grandmother died. I placed these crystans in his hands to remember her. This little cutie will be representing my buddy, Stephen. His mama told me she really liked the Jake angel, so I thought this one looked a lot like Jake and put it here to remember his sweet soul. He was one of my very first patients, almost 16 years ago! When the sun is hitting the garden just right, I think it is like Heaven on earth! That's quite appropriate for an angel garden, dontchathink!?There's Todd tending his veggies. He doesnt' even know we HAVE a flower garden! Or a cottage. He likes to pretend it's not there so he doesnt' have to weed it or water it. Or plant in it! This is his new love interest. We should have enough vegetables for the entire neighborhood!! We also have my little breezeway all planted up and inviting. One of my favorite times of the year!! I so love the garden!
And tell all your friends! Mo is back!!