MOM'S GARDEN


MY MOTHER'S GARDEN"

Her heart is like her garden,

Old fashioned, quaint and sweet,
A wealth of beautiful blossoms,
And there a quiet retreat.

Sweet violets are in hiding,
We know as we pass by,
And lilies, pure as angel thoughts,
Are opening somewhere nigh.

Forget-me-nots there linger,
To full perfection brought,
And a bloom of purple pansies
In many a tender thought.

And in that quiet garden -
The garden of her heart -
Songbirds are always singing
Their songs of cheer apart.

And from it floats forever,
overcoming grief and strife,
Sweet as the breath of roses blown,
the fragrance of her life.

~ Alice E. Allen


Photos from my Garden


My Garden Gate

Beautiful Tiger Swallow Tail on Pink Butterfly Bush
Yellow Morning Rose
Early Morning Butterfly on Zinnias
Summer Daisies
Yellow Zinnia

Supper time!  Momma Sparrow bringing home dinner.













Beautiful Morning Dove
Purple and white Bearded Iris
This is Harry.....my garden Box Turtle.
























A Sparrow with dinner for her babies.


Tulips





Beautiful yellow Dahlia


Allium.....also called Wild Onions
A mix in my garden....pink cone flowers and hosta.



Johnny Jump Ups! 
Pink and white Peony with some morning visitors!

Pink Clematis among Azaleas


Azaleas

Pink Cleome 

Beautiful Black Eyed Susan

Balloon Flower
Christmas Cactus
Beautiful Peony
A patch of Shasta Daisies
Purple Cone Flower

Yellow Zinnia















Beautiful Hydrangea

Bright yellow Lantana in Bloom


Pink Dahlia

Maryland Black Eyed Susans

Black Eyed Susan

White Peony with red fringe 




Striking Coleus mixed with pink begonias 
A wonderful little Columbine

Black Eyed Susan in full bloom
Gorgeous Pink Dahlia 

Pink Hydrangeas
Monarda or Pink Bee Balm

Giant Dahlia
Purple Tulip Peony
Pink Day Lilly

African Daisy


Pink Balloon Flower

And she thought I couldn't get in here! 


Tiger Swallow Tail 


Bright yellow Zinia

A group of friends gathering for dinner.  Tiger Swallow Tails.

Purple Balloon flowers in stages of bloom

Beautiful Yellow Finch in Pear Tree

Gorgeous Tiger Swallow Tail

Silver Skipper 


My outdoor cat, Squeak, taking in some sun.

A snow bird or Junco

Squeak in the garden

A Mocking Bird comes to call.

My Mom's Garden fountain

Beautiful pink Verbenia

My yellow and pink Orchid

My Boganvillea Tree

Purple Balloon Flowers ready to open

A true sign of Spring and Summer.....Shasta Daisies.

Climbing Clematis


A close up of a bright yellow Tiger Swallow Tail.

Day Lilly

Yellow Canna Lilly 

Tiger Swallow Tail 

Bright yellow Tiger Swallow Tail on pink rose bud.






Shasta Daisy











My favorite Peony


Red Spotted Purple Butterfly

Balloon Flower


Million Bells


Cleome

Tiger Swallow Tail

Pentas

Yellow Orchid


A weed in my garden

Pink Orchid






Million Bells

Lantana Flower in yellow

Pentas 

Mexican Roses....Portulaca 

Beautiful Orchid
Early Morning Stretch

Pink Portulaca




















































10 comments :

  1. Your garden is beautiful! So many colors and different flowers! You can see a the tender, loving care that's gone into it.

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  2. All the photos are just picture perfect..since I have the same camera you do, looking forward to your tips on photo taking.

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  3. I love the garden! I would love to just walk through and look at everything! I miss gardening. I used to grow so much!

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  4. Marty, these photos are absolutely beautiful!

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  5. So beautiful!! I lost my mother last February to lung cancer and she was a avid gardener, I like to think she is gardening in heaven now walking on rose petals daily. I love your site and recipes, found it today via Pinterest

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  6. So fabulous! I really would love to come see your garden. You are so talented!

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  7. Your garden is beautiful, I love the variety . I never saw a balloon flower before. What are the purple flowers called at your garden gate?

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  8. The pictures of your mom's garden are gorgeous. My mom always had a garden wherever she lived. They are so beautiful. Do you ever post new ones? I would love to see more of them Thank you for sharing Marty.

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  9. This is the most beautiful garden I have seen in a long time and that was a professional garden. There are so many beautiful birds, butterflies, and other critters there. It looks like such a peaceful, serene place. Thank you so much for sharing. Sandie.

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