Monday, June 10, 2013

a year from now...there will be a backyard filled blue-green light and presents for all!


this little quote has become my motivator...my mantra.

this morning, i have added it to my sidebar to keep me on track!

i kept thinking about the quote as Mr D and i worked outside yesterday!

after living in this house for thirty two years, we are completely  redoing

our yard.  a different philosophy...

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...we're creating a garden of gifts!

the lavender we planted last Summer is flourishing. we now have nine plants.


we planted the culinary varieties in terracotta pots.  i took this image 

early yesterday, at sunrise, seeking the blue-green light.


as of yesterday morning, we had not yet addressed the vegetable garden space. 

we decided not to plant a traditional vegetable garden this year, as we love to

 support the local farmers markets. 


 the wire fence isn't very pretty. i had hoped to open the space, but our 100 pound

 Chocolate Lab likes to seek garden snacks. she grazes like a giraffe!

 seriously...she was already scoping the new plants. 

Labrador Retriever spit on a fresh produce is not very appetizing!

Mr D and i agreed that we would plant blueberries.


the garden shop at Fred Meyer had nice blueberry bushes for 4.99!



Mr D roto-tilled, and we made a sweet little bed for the blueberries.

it is going to be fun when the "grands" come picking!  in the weeks ahead,

we will be adding a current bush, (for scones) and three hydrangeas plants,

 for fresh and dry bouquet gifting!

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i can't wait to pick an edible bouquet of blueberries, lavender,




bay leaf and rosemary, to display upon the kitchen windowsill,


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or to fill a mason jar for family and friends!


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i am looking forward to blueberry lemonade or making my first ever Mojito!
(this has to be the prettiest drink that i have ever pinned!)

hmmmm... we need some mint in the mix!

here's to a garden of gifts!

withLove!

7 comments:

  1. I love this mentality. No matter what we dream, if we start NOW, it will be a reality someday! GO LYNNE! And I love the blues....in fact, I'm not happy unless I've GOT THE BLUES! teehee

    Enjoy! Anita

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  2. That is the best quote..I will definitely take it a run with it.

    How fun it will be to have a 'gift' garden and what a good idea.

    I have mint galore, I would be happy to send you some if you need it. xo

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  3. Hi the garden looks great. Blue berries yummy! xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

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  4. Mmmm...blueberries! It will be so much fun to be able to grow/pick your own. I see lots of yummy blueberry themed treats in your future!

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  5. Love your mantra. We have been in our house for 25 years. 3 years ago I organised the back garden so we could have 4 garden beds devoted to vegetables and an expanded herb garden. A small orchard has also been planted on our 12 acre property in the country....hours of please and nothing tastes as wonderful as home grown food.! Warm regards

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  6. That mantra is so good. Blueberries are my husbands favorite fruit! We are re working our plant beds too! That blueberry lemonade is gorgeous. Susan from Romancing the HOme

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  7. Sigh!!! Lavender and blueberries. What could be better xo Laura

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