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 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!



  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 fact, I'm not happy unless I've GOT THE BLUES! teehee

    Enjoy! Anita

  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

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

  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!

  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

  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

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