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A dream garden for a girl who hates gardening

I don't actually hate gardening.  I am just clueless at it.  I've never gardened in my life but last summer I caught the gardening bug...in a big way.  My house is a small one story ranch style home...not a lot of personality...well at least not my kind of personality.  I imagine we live in a little cottage in the middle of wild flower fields where birds can talk and I can sing like Snow White.  You get the point.
But in reality my house looks like this.


Not a good picture of the house since you can only see part of it but it is a good picture of what my front yard used to look like.  Plain.  My little brain went on overdrive and I got overly ambitious last summer.  I decided I was going to make myself a cottage garden...white picket fence and all.  I told my friends and they just said "You're crazy and that is why we love you."  So I ripped out my front yard and went to town.  This is what it looks like after a week.



And how come nobody told me how expensive gardening is?  That little project costed me an engagement ring.



But boy,was it worth it?  Sorry for the blurriness of the pictures.  I am really hoping most of them come back after this brutal winter.  I have big plans for the backyard this summer.  So on this cold snowy night, this is what I am daydreaming about.

 
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Can you imagine waking up every morning to this?

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I mean whoever is going to put beautiful white lace on the grass to read a book clearly doesn't have my OCD...but it sure is lovely to look at.

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I can see the girls and I having lunch in this garden every day.

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You had me at roses.

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Hollyhocks and Lupines are my favorites.

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My dream backyard.

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This would be where I will run in my flowing white summer dress and sing with birds and squirrels and other small rodents.

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One of the many reasons why I need a hobbit hole.
Oh spring, how I long for thee.  I know some of you are expert gardeners.  I am going to need all the help you can give me this spring.

Love,
Victoria

10 comments:

  1. I was falsely led to believe, by the Disney Propaganda machine, that if I sang with the aforementioned birds and wild quadrupeds as we frolicked among the flowers, that they would gleefully tidy my house and bring me trinkets.
    Thus far, no one has shown the slightest interest in those endeavors. Not even once. They didn't even help pull weeds.
    Maybe a prerequisite is that I have to be able to carry a tune?


    xo

    Andie

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  2. haha..you and me both, Andie.
    p.s. I am learning so much from your blog. I am going to try some stenciling.

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  3. Those flowers are beautiful and I love the LAce, I have been playing with my old lace this morning

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  4. Gardening is my passion! Just love getting my hands into that dirt. Rejuvenates my soul. Love all of these gorgeous gardens!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  5. Wish I could live near you, I could make a lovely garden for you and take care of it, I have a green thumb and love for mother earth... and you could paint my furniture, that would be soooooo great!!!

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  6. Excellent post, went ahead and bookmarked your site. I can’t wait to read more from y ou. Gärtnerei Basel your top idea in the ganze Stadt schweiz

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  7. These are beautiful! Very creative and you are very talented!



    Garden Designer Norwich & Patios Norwich

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  8. For someone who’s considerably a late bloomer in the gardening bug, you’re doing a great job putting things together. Hopefully, all your efforts will pay off even after the recent brutal winter. Your Pinterest inspirations are all lovely. I hope you manage to nail them in your project. Good luck!

    Darrell Gardner @ Living Colour Gardens

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  9. Your inspiration gardens are dreamy. I know your rose garden is lovely, Victoria.

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