Monday, April 23, 2012


It was an incredibly busy weekend with the shower and all the family coming in.  But sometimes these deadlines are what make me get up and get after it.

My yard has been under construction for so long that I just had to have a little space and I am calling it my rose garden....there are a lot more than roses lots of boards!  And rocks!  And men!

A few weekends ago, I made the space ready and this is what I have added to it so far.
I realize that it will take some time to look like I want it to and these are also amateur photos, so they don't really do it justice...but I have a space in my heart for its inadequacies.

I found this cute little planter at my new favorite hidden in the way back garden nursery called
Man, I could stay lost in there forever!
So showy in a few weeks!

Garden friend hubs wondered if I knew a sundial was meant for the sun

Betty calls him Mr. Moses

I love JFK...can't quite call all the proper names of what I've planted but I saved the cards

I still have to replace the windows but the sprinkler guy is still working on the system.  Such an improvement.  The old bird bath I found under some shrubs.

I always and I mean ALWAYS get seduced by petunias.
They are so pretty in Taos, but by the end of June this pretty little thing will be burned up by our hot dry wind.  I purchased a very large, (almost 5' tall) glazed pot from Uncommon Twists that I will pick up at the end of the week along with my garden gate.  It goes in the formal garden on the north side of the house.
Maybe I can keep this in some shade out of the harsh wind somewhere.

A few knock out roses and some lavender

I don't have to look far to lose my train of thought

or realize the hill I am climbing this summer...

but.....look at this precious punkin-nanner in my sunny rose garden

When I wanted to wear my grandmother's lipstick, she told me to put a rose petal between my lips instead.  I had to laugh as I shared this trick with Miss Betty.  I just realized today she was trying to keep me from chatting her up!  

It really works!


It's All Connected said...

Oh, you are creating a grotto! The bones are there and the rest just takes time. The rest of the yard takes strong guys and equipment. Been there, done that! ~ Maureen

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Your little princess is so adorable in her grandmom petal lips!
I need more architectural elements in my garden. Yours looks lovely!

designchic said...

It is looking wonderful - love the sculptures!!

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Gina:
We were so interested to be given a glimpse of what you are doing with your garden and to see the progress which is being made. It does, we know, require a great deal of hard work, patience and not a little expense but, in the end, it will, we are sure, all be worth it.

HolleyGarden said...

haha - Never heard about the rose petal trick! I'll try that out next time the grandchildren are here! Your garden is going to be magnificent! And it may not be right now, but I can see that it will be a relaxing and peaceful place in the near future.

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