This spring has been especially exciting for the gardener in me. That is because last fall I labored for many hours (likely worsening my back pain) in creating an expanded garden next to our driveway and shed. This garden has been in my mind for a few years. I split many of my own perennials and was lucky to have inherited many others from friends' gardens. However, I needed help from a landscaper to create the path I designed the flowers and plants around. This path went in super fast in the last couple weeks and has completed the garden! I love love love it.
This is the view from my art studio window. You can see how the garden's path has divided into 4 sections. This was a happy thing that just happened. I didn't purposely divide the garden into 4 sections with the path, but as I was walking along the path I realized that it makes the perfect "mother's garden" for me! Each section of the garden is named after one of our 4 children. If they give me a plant as a gift or if we purchase a perennial together we can plant it in "their" section, they can help care for it and watch it grow and change.
The kids are each standing in "their" gardens.
Oh, I love the path....it just gives this large garden exactly what it needed! Defining the space while welcoming you into it to enjoy.
i heart my garden.....don't you just love this heart shaped stone?!