Thursday, June 23, 2011

June is For Loving

"Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts."

-Oliver Wendell Holmes

My wonderful hubby rebuilt the post better than the builder every thought of

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart."
Helen Keller

Swallowtail Butterfly Nectaring on Agapanthus
What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

~ by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Erigeron Glaucus Up Close
Monrovia Nurseries  donated a choice of growing material for those of us entertained at Roger's Gardens at the Jamie Durie event last weekend.  The lovely erigon posing- I decided to give it a try. But before it goes in the garden- it is a little live bouquet at rest in a cache pot on our patio set.

The 4" Nursery Pot as Table Decoration

It was after a wedding in Pacific Grove that we decided to live our lives as we did that weekend. Gerry and I wanted our home to be our personal bed and breakfast. We wanted the house and garden to blend into each other in a romantic embrace.

This ideal focused our efforts here for- can it really be 25 years?

The advantage of these little flowers is my husband and I can see each other as we dine. Much more romantic that a bigger bouquet that would act as a hedge to try to peak over and around during a conversation. Don't you agree? 

Top 2 images by Gene Sasse.

Next image courtesy of Billie Baldwin at Roger's Gardens.  


Natasha in Oz said...

I love your garden pictures. We are doing some work on our garden soon and I would really love to plant more flowers. They bring such happiness and colour to a garden don't they!

Happy gardening.

Best wishes,

A Few Pennies said...

Lovely porch with summery touch. Your husband did a fantastic job. Pretty posting with some great wisdom and inspirational words!

Oregon Sue said...

When is your anniversary?

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

This is such a beautiful and inspirational post! LOVE the pictures and your story!
Have a wonderful weekend,

Lydia said...

Good morning first timer and early birds!
Natasha- You will love the adding flowers.
Pennies- I will pass your compliment to my husband
Sue- November 8th

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Lydia,

Thank you for your visit today!!
Your garden looks like it is just thriving under your care. It is always exciting trying new plant material and the opportunity to nurture!!
Have a great Weekend!!
All the Best,

Lydia said...

Donna and Christine- I am honored to have ladies with such lovely gardens of their own visit me!

poppilinnstudios said...

Such a pretty garden! You've done a wonderful job. Looks like a nice place to relax. How peaceful.

OldLady Of The Hills said...

Oh I DO agree.....I love all flower arrangements of any kind, low so that we can see one another above them, but enjoy and share in the beauty of them, at the same time!
Lovely Lovely Lovely, my dear Lydia.....You and Gerry have created such a beautiful loving artful place and space....It is Inspiring, ny dear.

Tricia said...

What beautiful photos :)