wandering in the garden


I have the most wonderful view from my studio window.  Just beyond the raised bed planters that are now teaming with green growth (fodder for another post) is my perennial bed.

This bed is one of the first I began working on when we moved here nearly seven years ago.  Slowly replaceing shrubs with perennials.

Each year I add a few more of my favorites and each year the reward is greater.  This columbine was a little four inch pot when it went into the ground now it towers at over three feet enchanting me with these delicate blooms.

I love the chaos of a cottage garden and the tufts of yellow coreopsis mingling with the dianthus and statice never fails to deliver.

And then there are the stately delphinium with their ever finicky ways.  They continue to test my boundaries as a gardener but my stubborn streak to make them love my garden is as strong as theirs to make me earn their favor.

It amazes me that I sometimes forget to look out the window when I am busy in the throws of every day life.  But then I catch a glimpse of what lies just outside and I am so thankful for this little slice of beauty and I wander outside and breathe it all in and I'm reminded once again to slow down and truly live.

Happy Mothers Day!

xo, Patty 


  1. Wandering in the garden is one of my favorite things to do! Your garden is just lovely!

  2. Patty, Your garden is looking beautiful. I think I need more gardens I can see from where I normally sit in the evening. Blessings for a great Mother's Day. xoxo,Susie

  3. So pretty. We can fit start planting here soon when the rain stops. Happy Mothers Day.

  4. Happy Mother's Day to you!!! What a beautiful thing to look out and see every day!
    xo Kris

  5. How beautiful! I love full beds like yours. Since we just moved here a little less than two years ago, ours are getting there but have a ways to go. My husband and I just went and bought spireas today to replace the hollies that the builder put in. The evergreen quality will be gone but I do love the flowers on the spirea. :)

    Happy Mother's Day!

  6. You have a beautiful garden.Perfect view from your window.

  7. Patty, your flowers are so pretty!!! What a joy they are!! So thankful God created such a wonderful delight in His flowers!! xoxo

  8. Beautiful flowers. Perennials are so colorful and reliable (well, except for those finicky delphiniums). A great view to enjoy from your studio.

  9. Beautiful garden. Happy Mother's Day to you.


  10. Your garden has always inspired me, Patty! I love your pictures of your pretty flowers and fresh green foliage in the sunshine.
    Helen xox

  11. Enchanting! What great inspiration just outside your window :>)

  12. What a beautiful view you have! I would sit by the window and look out at the flowers and daydream a lot. :-)

  13. Beautiful Patty! please come join the party over here at Fishtail Cottage! xoxo, tracie

  14. Hope you had a great Mother's Day too, Patty.
    Love your pictures, and the flowers are gorgeous!!

    Smiles :)

  15. Beautiful... beautiful... and such inspiration. Yes, I can definitely have a lovely garden again... thanks for the inspiration.



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