Tuesday, May 10, 2011

My Mother's Day Garden

My Mother's Day started on Friday.  I woke up to a gorgeous day here in Pa and headed to my friend's plant sale. 
 I forgot to take my camera--bummer.
I only bought 5 plants.
  I'm not the greatest on keeping plants alive, so I always proceed with caution:)

I wanted to expand my garden that is at the front of my house.  

A tree stood here when we moved in 10 years ago, but it was rotten and had to come down.
I knew I wanted to expand here and put my new plants in this garden.
The boys and I started digging and shaping my "new" garden.
They were such a huge help.  Tearing up grass is not the easiest thing to do.  
My back kept yelling at me to stop, but I didn't listen.

The boys decided to replant the grass that I dug up.  They put it under the pine tree.  
(which is probably coming down soon)

As I was shaping the new garden, I knew I wasn't shaping it right.  
When Dan got home from work, he went right to helping me and telling me what to do.  
He told me to expand it more so I did.

By the way don't do this kind of work in flip flops--IT HURTS LATER!
I was so happy with the results.  I know I will be adding to it later.

I love my garden.  
I am very thankful for the plants and hard work from all the kiddos and Dan, but the best gift came to me on Sunday when my Bessy-girl handed me her Mother's Day Card she made.

She typed up her own words and pasted it in her card.
She grubbied it up just like I like it.

I thank the Lord for giving me the opportunity to be a mommy to these wonderful children!


  1. The garden looks great! Tell Bessy Girl I said AWWW!How Sweet you are. LOVE you guys!

  2. Beautiful garden! Glad to hear your back is feeling better. Bessie girl, all I can say is I expect to see many crafts made by you, come November. :)

  3. Lovely garden! You're right about flipflops! That's why I wear Wolverines when I do that kind of stuff. You'll enjoy that garden for years.

  4. It looks like you had a great Mother's Day :) I'm sorry that you had to learn the hard way by wearing flip-flop (what were you thinking) :) I love your blog and I'm looking forward to seeing wonderful flowers grow in your garden during the summer.

  5. Love your new gardening space!We are looking for ways to expand gardening in our yard....have lived her seven years and have planted and replanted everywhere:)!

  6. Hi Tammy...sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. Your garden is very nice and I love the shape. The card was precious!!

  7. Beautiful Garden!
    I also planted some plants for Mother's day! :)
    flowers that last year long!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment :)
    btw you have a new follower too

  8. Ooo, your garden looks GREAT!! LOVE it... and the card was so sweet!!! :) Happy Mother's Day (a little late, of course!)

  9. I am sitting here at 1:30 a.m. enjoying your beautiful garden and then Bessy girl goes and makes me start sniffling with her Mother's Day card.
    How precious your children are.

  10. Your garden is so pretty and a lovely way to celebrate Mother's Day with the family. I like the little house in the middle, too.

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  12. that sounds like a perfect mothers day gift!

  13. It was so sweet of your boys to help you set up your garden! Don’t worry too much if you are not blessed with a green thumb. I’m sure, that some TLC is enough to nourish your plants. Keep on planting!

    -Katy Eagles


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