I’m lucky in that I get to work at home a couple of days a week. One of the nicest things about working at home is the view — my garden. Granted, it’s not the biggest or best looking garden in the world, but it sure beats the heck out a gray office wall.
You see, I live in a condo that’s a townhouse with a small garden area that is mostly my patio with a couple of small flower beds on either side of it that is wedged in between my house and carport. My love of gardens was a gift from my mom and my small garden is precious to me.
The flowers …
I supplement the flower beds with containers of flowers scattered all around.
I like my garden. It’s peaceful. It’s sunny during the day and shaded in the evening. It’s homey. It’s mine to do with as I please. (Well, technically, the bank owns a small part of it, but it’s mostly mine.) One of things I like most about my little garden, and gardens in general really, is the art folks place within them.
The art …
We all have our preferences for garden art. Some of us like statues of Greek gods and some like little bunnies.
Me, I like them all. For example, I like vintage plant stands and almost anything done in wrought iron, especially wall art. I like kitties, and bunnies, and turtles, too. I adore my St. Francis statue and my rusted tin cat.
And, peace overwhelms me every time I look at my little cross.
Do you indulge in garden art? I hope so.
I love my flowers, but my garden art adds personality that the flowers alone can’t convey.
If you’d like to see pictures of my garden, click on the pictures tab above, or just click here!
Oh, almost forgot, what’s in your garden? What is it about your garden that makes you smile every time you take a peek at it?
- Monet Flower Garden Comes to Life in the Bronx (proflowers.com)
You have a lovely garden! How nice it must be to out in it. I, too, live in a condo, but I don’t have a place for a garden. To make up for it, the community is well-maintained and lovely landscaping.
They do a nice job with the grounds here too. But, I sure would hate to be without my little garden. When I retire, I plan to sell the townhouse and move to a small house with a big yard so I can play in the dirt all I want!
this makes me miss a garden even more
No need to, even a small plant on a windowsill can be a garden. 🙂
I always dream of huge, lush, English gardens all dewy with that damp English air, but here in southern Ohio I am worlds away from that. I’m glad to see that someone else thinks that pots on a patio can also be a garden.
I recently made some decorative plant stakes out of 24 ga. copper sheeting on which I used metal stamps to stamp in the names of my herbs. I’m planning a short tutorial in a couple of days-easy peasy!
Ooh, that sounds so neat. Would love to see how those turn out. Thank you for stopping by.
Your welcome! When I get it together I will send you a link.
You have a lovely garden. It’s a calming thing to do.
A garden, no matter how small, is truly a haven. 🙂
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I have a little garden froggie that is missing one eye…I can’t bear to throw him away 😉 I think he’s my favorite thing about my little scratch patch! Great post 😉
I know what you mean. I have a lopsided bunny! Thank you for stopping by my blog. 🙂