Monday, June 23, 2008

New garden

My garden blooming, all home in flowers and I removed last few yards of lawn in front of house

Now it looks almost like real English garden – little too overgrowing, roses next to lavender, daisies mixed with lilies, tiny apple tree next to Russian Sage … I keep my windows open and fragrance of garden in every room now. All I want is to be outside and enjoy every second of summer… What a haven!
People walk and stop in front of house and looking on my flowers – I gently smile. Yes, it is my pride and joy! It makes me happy!

Some people stop to talk with me when I water my garden. Guy all covered in tattoo with dog, elderly lady, walking with her family, beautiful young women with gray hair from Baptist church next to us… Different people with same joy – bless all of you for the good words and kindness… My garden blooming because you like it!
But I also have small, secret garden now. Just for me…
I start to plant it last fall in a dumpy place, in the back yard, in a small area between two walls of our home and fence. There is no sun and almost no soil – rocks and clay only. Surprisingly, my secret garden this year became lovely and green. He happily answers with blooms for every minute I spent there. Wild daisies I picked up next to the dusty road last year became large and so bright; Black Eyed Susan from the same source reach 3 feet already; Yarrow and Tansy looks gigantic! Tiny bush of hydrangea (which didn’t like to be in front of house before!) became large and all covered in green flowers. Even Boston ivy start doing his job, covering quite an ugly fence…
This weekend I make new, tiny fairy's garden in the box for my friends, who have kids. Why not? I do believe in garden’s fairies….. Do you?

9 comments:

Julie said...

What an adorable fairy garden in a box!!! LOVE IT!!!!!

Julie said...

What an adorable fairy garden in a box!!! LOVE IT!!!!!

Pat said...

Hello Lenka!
I can see you have been very busy gardening! Your flowers look beautiful,and I love the flower arrangements you made.

What a pretty fairy box! Great idea.

Hugs, Pat

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

Hi Lenka~~
Oh they are so cute!!
Love the top box full and the bottom one the very best...... all of them are pretty ..How are ya??
will be back........
hugs Patty

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi dear Elena!
Your garden is so lovely and green and lush looking! I'm so glad your hydrangea is blooming, we have a large one that never blooms! What is your secret? A green thumb?
Your idea for the fairy garden in the box is so adorable and original! It is the sweetest thing I have ever seen Elena! You have a magic touch with gardening. I wish you lived closer, we would give you starts of everything we have for your garden. It's so nice to be able to share on our blogs isn't it?
Thank you for your kind comments on our backyard garden. It is so calming to me. As they say "Time was created in a garden" so that's probably why we like them so much! I was so happy to see your new post today when I got home. You made my day!!
Big Hugs! Sherry
PS I DO believe in garden fairies!

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

Hi Lenka..I see you are a daffodil too (:)Happy 4th~~ hugs Patty

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Sweet Elena!
Stop by and see my special fairy if you have a chance! I miss you!
Hugs, Sherry

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

Hi Elena..
sorry I called you Lenka(:)
...well miss you, are you on vacation..?? hugs Patty

rochambeau said...

Your beautiful garden is a gift to the passers by! Nature & it's wonder the common denominator! And it too is a gift to you from God to be part of and enjoy.

Happy Summer Lenka!
xox
Constance