the fairy playland that used to be my backyard…

i hope you all enjoyed friday’s post and all the fruits and veggies that are growing!  now, on to the beauty of the backyard. as you saw last week, my mom leaves beauty.  she can’t help it.  and, that is exactly what happened when she came to visit me.  she took my vision for my backyard and made it more beautiful than i ever could have imagined.   see for yourself… what the backyard used to look like… from the other direction... between the... Read More

me, the hippie and the bobcat man…

it is official…i have become a gardener.  i don’t know how it happened!  if you asked my mom, she would tell you that i was never really that interested in gardening.  i just wasn’t.  then, last year, i bought my house and she put in some flowers in the front flower bed for me.  i would come home from work and water.  and water.  and water.  and trim.  and trim.  i was hooked.  i LOVE it.  it’s a bit like yoga.  it gives me the opportunity... Read More

the beauty of my mother…

it’s a hard thing to measure. she comes into a situation and leaves beauty there. she holds beauty inside and it flows out of her smile and her eyes. to be beautiful and leave beauty wherever you go….amazing.  but, even more so, it is inspiring.  i will show you more of her beautiful handiwork in my next post. however, in this one, i wanted to give you the update on her OPEN GARDEN DAY. i was so thankful that some of you were able to come. if you weren’t,... Read More

well hello there dark eyes….

fuchsia that is.  don’t know what a dark eyes fuchsia is?  i didn’t either.  the cascading dark eyes fuchsia that greets visitors at my front door... the blooms are MAGNIFICENT... and mine has more buds on it than i can count!!! i found this BEAUTIFUL hanging plant at JVI SECRET GARDENS here in nashville.  if you haven’t found them already, go and see them!  they KNOW everything about plants (in my opinion) and are very kind and patient…even if you... Read More

you can help women get out of prostitution in bangkok…

and learn about gardening.  confused yet? every year, my green-thumbed, amazing mother, opens up her garden to guests and raises money for her friend, bonita, in bangkok, who helps rescue women from the sex trade.  yes, i agree…her heart is beautiful.   you are cordially invited…and bring a friend… my mom and her precious friend last year…my mom is cordially inviting you…(she is in the long skirt) you can attend and/or support one of two... Read More

vegetable garden…part one…

if you are looking to have a vegetable garden this spring/summer, read below!  i walk you through how to get ready to plant in april or may! it is that time here in nashville!  time to start PLANNING YOUR GARDEN!!! ( if you are other places in the country, check your local experts about when you need to plant.)  here in nashville, have to wait until the last frost until we can plant the spring/summer garden.  that usually means the middle of april to beginning of may to plant... Read More

spring is coming!!!!

actually, spring was here last week. and, now it is a bit cold again. however, i will NOT be derailed from my spring excitement! to celebrate the coming of spring, i am doing a number of things. besides dressing in colors and fixing spring-y libations, i am also planning my spring garden. (post coming soon!!!) planning a garden, in my opinion, requires research, creativity and a LOT of effort. so, in order to continue to prepare , i decided to go to the NASHVILLE LAWN AND GARDEN... Read More

spring baskets and window boxes

so, my mom makes martha stewart look amateur and lazy 🙂  ok…so, maybe i over-exaggerate a little, but seriously, my mom is AMAZING.  everything she decorates is lovely.  her garden is GORGEOUS and HUGE.  she cooks from scratch.  she loves God, and can teach the Bible like nothing you have ever seen.  she gives with her time, talents and resources.  she is as lovely inside as she is out.  now, she isn’t perfect.  but, she amazes me.  so, as i moved... Read More

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