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Thursday, August 30, 2012

A Well Planned Garden

I have been so lazy uninspired about my own garden this year. I decided to do something about it! Stalk someone else's garden!
I heard about master gardener, Irina last spring. Much "oooh-ing" and "ahhh-ing" and "You should feature Irina's garden on your blog!"
Being Johnny On The Spot, I contacted Irina in August. Yes, we hadn't seen rain since 1962. Yes, all the spring/summer blooms were gone. Yes! This is the time to feature Irina's garden! 
This is what separates the rookie gardeners from the pro gardeners.
While my lawn could be described as "post apocalypse style", Irina's garden felt like a trip to the Hampton's.  
Clearly, much thought and planning and care have gone into Irina's garden. She has created pathways, visual interest for each season, and cozy gathering spaces. 
Take a lookiloo:

I swooned for this monogram of vintage buttons! 

How about you? Do you have a well planned garden or are you a fly by the seat of your pants gardener? 


  1. Oh definately a fly by the seat of my pants! It's way too hot to even think about keeping up a yard here....the water bill would be astronomical. But I do admire a great yard and am envious of those with a green thumb.

    1. My retired father had a landscape business for years. He is horrified by my "oooh, that's pretty. I'll buy that" approach!
      Thanks, Judy!

  2. Despite the grey thumb I don, I look forward to the day when we have a yard of our own. I want a shade garden full of sinister-looking plants, dark greens and deep purples. Mhmm. Maybe I'm just looking forward to Halloween a bit too much this year...

    1. Ha! You could be the creepy house on the block!
      Did I mention that I missed seeing you here???

  3. Woah Wish I have a beautiful and lovely garden like this too on my place. A nice place to bond with family and friends. :)

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