“A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in–what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.” 
-Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

I just love my garden!  I devote a lot of time to it every year,  it’s my happy place…   When my flowers bloom, it’s just like long-awaited friends coming for a visit,  I’m excited for each and  every little bud.  They fill me with joy and make this small patch of land a beautiful home.   I have plenty of flowers,  an eclectic mix of annuals and perennials.  Many bloom in spring while others last through October.  I try to add new flowers every year, though it’s going to be crowded soon.  There’s never enough flowers!!

I also have a couple of vegetable patches that I tend to, most of them we’ll get to enjoy late in the summer.  Seriously, is there something better than a fresh, sun-filled tomato?

Do you have your own garden?  Your own little flower or veggie patch?  Or even potted herbs? I know, I couldn’t live without them.  If I didn’t have a yard,  I’d certainly have lots of pots and boxes on the porch or the stairs.  I’m already thinking about the pesto and salsa I’m going to make and summer can’t get here fast enough!

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Here’s some photos from my own little place, all of them taken in my yard…

And our new baby this year, a pink magnolia!  Can’t wait to see it in full bloom next year!