If you have been following my blog and social media for a while, you know how much I LOVE my flower garden. Making the world a more beautiful place around me is important. For me, gardening is relaxing, reduces stress and makes me feel happy. But it is so much more!
I recognized a long time ago that gardening is a creative outlet that brings a lot of joy. It’s like painting a canvas with nature. I love to experiment with new plants, learn what works in my small part of the world and what doesn’t. The colors, the changes, just watching nature is an amazing thing!
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Where My Passion for Flowers Began
I was not raised in a garden nor was I ever really exposed to it while growing up. When Chris and I purchased our first home together, I was inspired by one of my neighbors who was really into gardening. And her gardens were gorgeous!
I started asking her questions and started very small. Through the years, I spent a lot of time honing my skills, learning more and just doing things in the garden.
While honing those skills and gaining knowledge, I realized that flowers, plants and gardening meant more to me than just being a part of nature. They make me feel happy. And I love to watch the gardens grow and change throughout the growing season.
As we approach spring, I find myself craving the beauty of plants and flowers again. I started looking through last year’s flower garden photos, which seemed to satisfy my craving…for now.
Why I Love My Front Flower Garden
I love my front flower garden because it started as a vision and grew to become everything I ever wanted in a flower garden. It constantly blooms from spring through fall, there is lots of color, and pollinators visit often through the growing season.
I don’t grow the most exotic plants and flowers, but rather focused on native and easy care plants that adapted well to my microclimate.
Because I live in deer country, I also use more plants that they prefer to leave alone. That’s not to say that I never use plants they devour, but rather, more of the ones they don’t. I spray deer loving plants with a repellent (paid link), and that works for me with keeping deer damage at bay.
I would love to show you how well this garden grew last year and hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
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Isn’t that so cool? It’s really neat to look back at how the garden performed. Although my gardens keeps me happy during the growing season, just looking at these photos really brightened my day. And I hope they brightened yours too.
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