Thursday, August 11, 2011

Inspiration Workshop Installment #11: Gardening!


I flippin' LOVE gardens!  Started last summer with some flowers and veggies and addicted since.  I most recently posted about current gardening happenings and mishaps here...:

Gardening may not be quite as fun (or eventful) if it wasn't for this guy - who turned 3 this week (click photo for a shout out post to the fantastic Hamilton Hot Pants):

I love the sustainability of gardening...from creating your own food to growing your own beautiful addition to the world...In our backyard we utilize a lasagna garden...of which you really should try sometime!  It's really effortless...I did a little diddy how-to on a Try it Tuesday:

You know...I also am realizing just how romantic gardens are, too.  They inspire you to stop and rest your eyes on something so magically beautiful and alive.  I'll be running out late someplace with Justin and I'll see a new flower that is blooming and I'll make him stop in his tracks and pay attention to the flower or smell it...and just for a moment you kind of relax and just enjoy...hhmmm...



{taken in Korea..someday I will have a pergola over our patio with these beauties...and everyone will fall in love underneath them...}



{photo credits: More than three billion tulips are grown each year in the Netherlands and two-thirds of the vibrant blooms are exported, mostly to the U.S. and Germany.}

Lastly, gardens, especially sculpture gardens, make me think of Justin. 
{i love the Mpls sculpture garden...we danced under this sculpture dome the first day we started dating...Justin is like knock-you-over romatic...}


Gussy Sews Inspiration Workshop!
xoxo


6 comments (+add yours?)

V.Walsh said...

I loved your photos of romantic gardens. Nice choices! Stopping over from Gussy.

Simone Howell said...

Stopping in from Gussy Sews...love your garden! And Mr Hot Pants looks like he is quite the character! So cute!

Simone Howell said...

Stopping in from Gussy Sews...love your garden! And Mr Hot Pants looks like he is quite the character! So cute!

Melissa, SoChick! said...

Love the tulip photos, one of my most favorite flowers. ever. The gardens in Holland are fantastic, a fond childhood memory of mine. :-) Visiting from Gussy

Melissa, SoChick! said...

P.S. I love your Bully! Sooo precious!

Heather said...

Stopping by from Gussy Sews! Your dog is adorable!