Tales of a Georgia Peach!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

My Mothers Garden

I came across some of these pictures last week of my mom's garden and a cookout that she had there. Her garden was breathtaking! And the cookout, well the pictures speak for themselves! We had a GREAT time!
Also when I found the pictures I also found an essay that I had to write for an English class in college. It just happens to be called "A Walk Through My Mother's Garden". I thought I would post it here to go along with the pictures. I'm dedicating this post to all of my friends that are tired of snow and dreaming of spring.

A Walk Through My Mother's Garden
A walk in my mother's garden is perhaps the most relaxing, peaceful journey that anyone could take. At any time of the year you can see some beautiful hint of color.
In the dead of winter small purple, yellow, and white crocuses pop up from everywhere. Winter pansies are still in bloom and are strategically placed throughout the garden.
My favorite time of the year is the first weeks of spring. When you walk through the garden, you will see beautiful daffodils (of all shades of yellow), pastel tulips, little purple grape hyacinths, and the deep green of the newly budding plants. Red bud and Dogwood trees are in bloom. The lilacs fill the garden with such a beautiful sweet aroma. There is a bench that I love to sit on and watch all the birds that flock to the many birdfeeders throughout the garden. There is also a squirrel feeder at which the squirrels and birds fight over the corn that is put there for food. When the fountain is turned on it makes such a relaxing peaceful sound.
Purple clematises trail over the porch rails and the mailbox. In a few weeks the lavender will be blooming with its breathtaking aroma. Peonies in shades of light and dark pink will soon be in bloom. The sweet smell of roses fills the air. Climbing roses, tea roses and bush roses in colors of red, pink, orange, yellow, white and peach are scattered all over the garden.
Purple coneflower, daisies, brown eyed susans, and lupines start to add more color. White, pink, and purple butterfly bushes attract beautiful butterflies of all sizes and colors. Bees swarm to the gorgeous red bee balm.
By the time fall comes around the dahlias, chrysanthemums, and blanket flower add color to the fading garden. Nasturtiums are spreading all around the steps of the porch. Pumpkins sit scattered throughout the garden to add a little more variety in color.
At any time of year when I need peace and quiet I can walk through the garden, and I am truly amazed by the simple yet beautiful miracles that take place every day.

Can you see that my mom knows how to throw a true Southern Living outdoor kinda party? Those truly are the best kind!
As for the paper, I made an  A+!


Rebecca of Sunny Morning Farm said...

I c-a-n-'-t e-v-e-n t-a-l-k t-h-r-u t-h-e t-e-a-r-s n-o-w....

Thank You!! Does this mean that there is a glimmer of hope that we will have warmer weather again?

I know my garden will probably never look that good again. I have my work cut out for me don't I ?

I do love to throw a party! Water guns and all!!

I love you!!


Linda said...

Such a beautiful garden! You all look like you were having a wonderful time. Your essay was wonderful, an A++!

Linda @ A La Carte

Rebecca of Sunny Morning Farm said...

I can't stop looking at these!! I can't believe that I worked a full time job then too!!!

I am sure that my garden looked better the next day after all the watering!!!

Jenny said...

That is absolutely breath-taking. Beyond lovely. And anybody that has a pink John Deere tractor is a rock star in my book!

Jojo said...

I love the hollyhocks and the family gathering does look like a Southern Living moment!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Just dropping by to say thank you for the Valentine's Day card you signed at your tea at Joyce's. Something I would have loved to attend!! It was so sweet of you all to think of me!! Thank you!

Chatty Crone said...

Such a nice garden - so that is what spring looks like. lol
Happy Valentine's Day ♥ Sandie

Paula said...

Robin what a beautiful post and gorgeous garden! Your mom's garden has me aching for warmer weather and seeing some green in the yard!
thanks for sharing..congrats on your A+!!

Sue said...

Hi Robin....your mother's garden is looks like and old English garden....just lovely...and your writing about it was such a wonderful thing to add with the pictures....We need to get together and decide on a good date for your baby shower....Let us know when your getting back from Virginia....Okay...I'm on the way over to visit with Mom's blog....Sue.

Chatty Crone said...

I got an email from the same person who sent out aquarium tickets and the first weekend of March they have a Diana exhibit in Atlanta – I put the details on my blog if you are interested. Two free tickets.

Farmchick said...

Beautiful garden...I really have spring fever and am yearning to get my yard into shape! Hope you can stop by my farm soon.

Tootsie said...

what a beautiful place!!! everyone seems to have such fun there too!!!
thanks for linking in...I hope to see you again!