"EXCEPT THE LORD BUILD THE HOUSE, THEY LABOR IN VAIN THAT BUILD IT"......Ps.127:1a

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

My Mother's Day Garden

My Mother's Day started on Friday.  I woke up to a gorgeous day here in Pa and headed to my friend's plant sale. 
 I forgot to take my camera--bummer.
I only bought 5 plants.
  I'm not the greatest on keeping plants alive, so I always proceed with caution:)

I wanted to expand my garden that is at the front of my house.  



A tree stood here when we moved in 10 years ago, but it was rotten and had to come down.
I knew I wanted to expand here and put my new plants in this garden.
The boys and I started digging and shaping my "new" garden.
They were such a huge help.  Tearing up grass is not the easiest thing to do.  
My back kept yelling at me to stop, but I didn't listen.


The boys decided to replant the grass that I dug up.  They put it under the pine tree.  
(which is probably coming down soon)


As I was shaping the new garden, I knew I wasn't shaping it right.  
When Dan got home from work, he went right to helping me and telling me what to do.  
He told me to expand it more so I did.



By the way don't do this kind of work in flip flops--IT HURTS LATER!
I was so happy with the results.  I know I will be adding to it later.


I love my garden.  
I am very thankful for the plants and hard work from all the kiddos and Dan, but the best gift came to me on Sunday when my Bessy-girl handed me her Mother's Day Card she made.

She typed up her own words and pasted it in her card.
She grubbied it up just like I like it.

I thank the Lord for giving me the opportunity to be a mommy to these wonderful children!






13 comments:

  1. The garden looks great! Tell Bessy Girl I said AWWW!How Sweet you are. LOVE you guys!

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  2. Beautiful garden! Glad to hear your back is feeling better. Bessie girl, all I can say is I expect to see many crafts made by you, come November. :)

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  3. Lovely garden! You're right about flipflops! That's why I wear Wolverines when I do that kind of stuff. You'll enjoy that garden for years.

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  4. It looks like you had a great Mother's Day :) I'm sorry that you had to learn the hard way by wearing flip-flop (what were you thinking) :) I love your blog and I'm looking forward to seeing wonderful flowers grow in your garden during the summer.

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  5. Love your new gardening space!We are looking for ways to expand gardening in our yard....have lived her seven years and have planted and replanted everywhere:)!

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  6. Hi Tammy...sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. Your garden is very nice and I love the shape. The card was precious!!

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  7. Beautiful Garden!
    I also planted some plants for Mother's day! :)
    flowers that last year long!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment :)
    btw you have a new follower too

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  8. Ooo, your garden looks GREAT!! LOVE it... and the card was so sweet!!! :) Happy Mother's Day (a little late, of course!)

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  9. I am sitting here at 1:30 a.m. enjoying your beautiful garden and then Bessy girl goes and makes me start sniffling with her Mother's Day card.
    How precious your children are.
    Blessings,
    Rhonda

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  10. Your garden is so pretty and a lovely way to celebrate Mother's Day with the family. I like the little house in the middle, too.
    Babs

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  12. that sounds like a perfect mothers day gift!

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  13. It was so sweet of your boys to help you set up your garden! Don’t worry too much if you are not blessed with a green thumb. I’m sure, that some TLC is enough to nourish your plants. Keep on planting!

    -Katy Eagles

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