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Flowers and Cows and Worms – Oh My!

My father-in-law has said that I make things more complicated than they need to be.


Sometimes I guess I do.

Like when it comes to our yard…

It takes me days to “decorate” our yard and my gardens every year.  It’s ever evolving in a manner of speaking…new junk = new garden decor.  Remember the old saying:  ‘Your garbage may be someone else’s treasure’?

Yes…my yard is living proof.  I have dilapidated bird houses, old pans, old faucets, a few faded decor items…you name it.  But they look lovely now!  I love repurposing things, giving them a new home, and showing them a little love…even though they’re old, faded and worn out (hmmmm…maybe I’m describing myself?).

And as I’ve said before – I LOVE my gardens.

OK, in full disclosure, maybe there’s not a whole lot of love for my herb garden right now as it’s been taken over by weeds…you won’t find pictures of that one.


(I do babble on, don’t I?)

Here are a few bright and beautiful pictures from my flower gardens:

These are also in my flower garden, but I don’t know what they’re called (yes I’m one of those gardeners)…I call them “Bad Hair Day Flowers”:

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Aren’t they GREAT!?!

Then I have some incredible Hens and Chicks (they’re everywhere, they’re everywhere!)…


See the tall one?  I call them “Roosters”.  One of our local garden center owners laughed at me when I told her the name…{sigh}…it made sense to me…Hens, Chicks, Roosters.

Oh well.  I did learn something new this year:  this beautiful show is the plants final hurrah – the individual “hen” does this just before it dies.  I’ll try to catch another picture when it blooms – it really is beautiful!

And then there’s my garden bench…here is where you get a peek at my “junk”….errr….tools….errr….decorations:

And yes, I decorate the vegetable garden too:  bird houses, bumble bees, bumble bee birdhouses ( 🙂 ):

One last image:

This is my favorite sign, it reads:  Grow old with me, the best is yet to be… Of course put it with this great bird house and little gnome and it makes a wonderful little greeting as you enter the garage:


Have a fantastic Monday everyone!

Patty O

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5 Comments Post a comment
  1. Carol Nebzydoski #

    Beautiful gardens and flowers:)


    July 8, 2013
  2. Jan #

    I love your gardens!! Well worth the extra “work”!!


    July 8, 2013

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