Friday, June 2, 2017


When I moved into my imaginary cottage three years ago, there was no garden--nothing but the big tree pictured above.  The side garden had several ugly dying plants and big metal things for power and cable.  I was not encouraged.

I'm very good at scavenging so be careful when you put something out for the garbage, guys, because if you decide you want it back, I will have taken it. The big ceramic pot on the rusty (I love rust) holder was a major find.  Most of my pots were "found" objects, as were the rusty wrought iron chairs, the trellis, the bird bath and some of the plants.  Why would anyone throw out a live plant?  Well, they do so I revive it, give it a little Miracle Grow and put the plant in a bigger container (which I found by the side of the road.)

 All the ground cover plants that you see simply grew down the side of their pot and across the garden  The pot of flowers on the left came from a gift card from Home Depot. I bought soil and flowers; I had a pot! 

The lacy tree in
the back of the picture began its life in my garden as a puny sprout which grew and grew until I had to remove it from its pot and plant it. 

But the loveliest thing in my garden appeared of its own accord last night--a fawn. I saw him in the glow of a street lamp placidly 
          eating the shining leaves.

My own little Bambi will not be repurposed; his reason for being is to bring beauty into
                   the world.


  1. I love visiting other people's gardens and seeing all the beauty of nature. Gardening can be a lot of work, but it is so rewarding. I find that I even enjoy pulling the weeds :)
    Have a beautiful weekend.
    Connie :)

    1. Thank you, Connie! I so appreciate your lovely comment on my tiny garden. It IS a lot of work, but like you, I find it very rewarding. It relaxes me! You have a wonderful weekend too.

  2. I know how you felt Linda!... your post reminded me of the time my cat became so extremely sick that we couldn't help her anymore! fortunately her kitten survived and is as grumpy as her mother!!^^

  3. I just had to put my 17-year-old cat to sleep. I loved him so much and he was always grumpy!