I am feeling really happy with the garden this summer. I don't have the space to grow everything my heart desires, and some plants have really suffered from neglect in the last couple of years when other worries and interests pushed them lower on my priority list. But this July my garden has been a happy place to be in. The #dahlias are flourishing, some battered plants are recovering, and it has returned to a real source of joy. But a dose of reality - my dahlias are full of earwigs and my garden planning is shit. You can see how leggy the pansies got because they had their sun blocked out by a more robust grower. Now they are recovering but I wanted to include some less picture perfect munched on guys to remind everyone that their garden need not be perfect to be beautiful. Actually I found a bug to pick off because of these photos! Can you find him? The last picture is a little #sewinginreallife and #havelegswillwearshorts. They are the @purlsoho#citygymshorts graded up about 4 sizes in a cotton lawn. #carnation#gardenbliss#fuckearwigs#gardengram#flowerpower#blueberrybush#olivetreekinda#plantnursing#itllgrowback
Loving the colour palette of these medicines growing in our garden. Thanks to our plant friends! You brighten up our day 🙏🏾🌞💛 Spending a few moments at the beginning and end of everyday with my plants is a self care practice that grounds and nourishes me. 🧚🏽♂️
A quick sampling of some of what’s currently blooming. The daylilies are my favorites. Most of them came from my mom’s garden. ❤️🌸❤️The Indian Summer echinacea are a very close second with those colors! The beautiful white flower, that I can NEVER remember them name of, was a gift from a coworker when we first moved into this house and were building our garden. 😍#gardenbliss #daylilies#echinacea
Twenty seconds of capturing a moment in nature that will never be repeated the same way again. Pausing, reconnecting with the earth and just being still has its benefits. I had to meditate and pray in nature this morning in order to move peacefully into this next week. Does communing with nature settle your heart? Soothe your mind? Help you handle life just a little bit better? Get outside in nature. It's the best medicine EVER! #allthingsbeautiful#allaboutthegardenlife#alwaysthinkingaboutthegarden#natureismedicine#gardenbliss#garden
Overwhelming herb garden. It was hard to resist not planting all the herbs I worked so hard to grow from seeds. So now folks, I have an herb jungle. Filled with lots of basil, oregano, mint, lemon grass, rosemary, and thyme. There's also a few hostas and strawberries in there trying to survive.
Echeveria 'Mexican snowball' could you have a cooler name 🙌💙
Our happy place...but even today when I attempted to catch five minutes of sun and peace unfortunately having shingles meant I lasted all but two seconds before the pain was unbearable. Shingles suck! Just putting it out there. I have one sick baby who probably will get chicken pox from it and work is piling up. But mostly at night I lie there in painful feeling like my entire face is burning and stinging. It couldn’t come at a worse time in so many ways but that’s life it throws you curve balls and you just got to push yourself through it as best you can. As long as you have Instagram to moan about it on right?! 🤪🤪😭 Wish me speedy healing I have things to do!!! #lifecloseup