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Don't turn away from possible futures before you're certain you don't have anything to learn from them.”

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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Moon Garden

After planning, laying out, lifting sod, building an arbor, laying stones, and turning dirt last summer, my moon garden sat dormant for the winter. We giggled all throughout winter because it looked like we had a grave in our backyard. I'm sure the neighbors were beginning to wonder about us!

I've been working hard this week to get the garden ready for it's final staging. I pulled out all the weeds (no small undertaking), turned the soil and leveled it out (no more grave!) and was all set to paint the arbor today, but alas, it's raining. Hopefully the weather will cooperate either later on today or tomorrow so that the painting can commence.

I did spend part of the afternoon yesterday planting some of the new plants for the garden. I bought two different white roses, artemesia, 'Alba' bleeding heart, variegated snake grass, hosta, astilbe, sedum, Goat's Beard, a new variety of tiger lily that is gorgeous (it has a deep burgandy face with white outer petals I couldn't resist), and a climbing hydrangea for the arbor. It's a good start to what I hope will be a lush white and silver 'Moon Garden'.

This week we'll be laying in the pea gravel and I've got my eye on a gorgeous statue of the goddess 'Flora', the patroness of gardener's. The final touch will be a white bench to lay upon and daydream the day away . . .




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10 comments:

Dreaming of Jeanie said...

Gorgeous! I can't wait to see it all grown out.

Mina said...

Oh Tereza, these photos are stunning. You have done such a beautiful job with this.

Teresa aka Tess said...

Such a lovely and serene place to while the hours away!

Kim said...

Your garden is going to glow under the full moon! Would love to see how this progresses and how all the plants fill in next season :)

Mother's Moon's Message said...

I can hear the rumors now...Cant wait to see the final result. It is already gorgeous... what a wonderful place

Danica-Christine J/v Vuuren said...

Teresa, this is absolutely breathtaking!

Dark Mother said...

How gorgeous! You've filled me with ideas and inspiration!

Lydia said...

Oooooh, this is so beautiful! What a great idea, and that statue is a must-have!

Laurie said...

Your moon garden is gorgeous! Love the goddess statue of Flora ~ stunning.
Blessings

Celia said...

What a beautiful garden you are going to have! This looks like a wonderful project....I have all kinds of ideas and inspiration floating around inside my head....I love love love the statue too...I just have to have one!