the garden won out


A funny thing happened as I was on my way to run a few errands before taking on my closet purge yesterday.  The route I took just happened to pass by my favorite nursery.  So how could I not stop in to see what new plants they had in?  And if a few of those plants hopped into my cart how could I not bring them home?

And once I got those plants home, how could I not get them in the ground? 

And of course once they were in the ground, how could I not water them in good?  Then once the watering hose was pulled out, how could I not water the rest of the garden?

Then once it was all finished, how could I not pour myself a glass of strawberry lemonade, grab a seat on the patio to take in all that beauty and smile?

Oh well, today is another day.

xo, Patty


  1. I chuckled at this, Patty. Sometimes it pays to be flexible. Now you're ahead on your gardening! Good Luck with the closet.

  2. Why, of course!!! Who could resist? Not I!!!
    xo Kris

  3. You lucky thing to be able to do some gardening! I am 'chomping at the bit' at the moment daring myself to go out with suitable layers of clothing! Well done you! Take care. Chel x

  4. I am so very, very jealous! We have a snow storm coming on Saturday- UGH. Your plants are beautiful...and that strawberry lemonade sounds great. I thought you were gonna say Strawberry Hill (the old Boone's Farm stuff we all drank in the 70's) Have a great day-xo Diana

  5. Pretty Patty. I went to the nursery today and helped my friend buy plants. It was pouring down rain and was cold but I love her dearly.

  6. So pretty, I just can't wait for Michigan to catch up to California! Lol

  7. And once you have the strawberry lemonade how about some chocolate cake ... I don't think I'd know where to stop! Can't wait to have some flowers over here in the UK - got to have some sunshine first x Jane

  8. Exactly - how could you not? And it all looks so lovely there in your garden now - mine is still covered in patches of snow!

  9. Well, I think I would have done the same thing. Enjoy your garden. It looks just lovely. Mine is not yet blooming, the sprouts are barely out of the ground ~ sigh ~ well, I guess I will just enjoy your blooms ;-)

  10. You must be one heck of a gardener, everything looks so pretty and Springy. Love how they all look together. Hey that closet can wait but the plants had to be put in and watered, then you needed to take a little rest after all that hard work. Smart gal. You must have spring where you live already, too many places are still having cold and snow, UGH!!!
    It can't make up it's mind where we live (western CO), back and forth, teases us then wham we've got wind, cold again. For crying out loud Mother Nature make up your mind already. I want to open the windows and doors to air this place out. Happy Week

  11. Patty,
    I took the road less traveled...
    and it has made all the difference in the world!!!

  12. Funny how nature can swoop in and take all of our cares away! Kudos to you for doing something nice for yourself and your pretty flowers!


  13. Gah...I can feel that wonderful feeling of accomplishment and pride! Great post! How I love the garden and that feeling!!! We're still a bit too cold to afford me this opportunity, but...soon, I hope! It all looks wonderful! Hugs, Annette

  14. I don't blame you and I'd do the same. Still cold here.

  15. Patty, there is digging in the dirt.

    Have a blessed weekend!


  16. This post is so true. Also how many times have we intended to just pop out of the house for something and ended up two hours later weeding at the bottom of the garden with the original errand forgotten? The garden always wins


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