Well what a great weekend to be a the woodland garden. The weather was perfect and we had a family cook out on Sunday.
My Mother-in-law and Father-in-law who have not been out to the woodland garden in almost 5 years came out and I believe that they were very impressed at the changes we have made. The last time they were there it was little more than what are in the shots from the trip down memory lane post. They have a place at shadow lakes and it is a beautiful cabin right on the lake in fact you can dive off their dock and be in 18 feet of water. So I really was happy that we could get them to come out and see what we have been doing with our place. And of course it is always nice just to get together and relax.
My wifes kids and the grandkids came out as well as her sister and brother-in-law and their children so it was a pretty good crowd. It was a great way to end a great weekend.
Lots of food and thank goodness we finished off all the beer cause it might be stale by next weekend.
The only ones who seemed a little annoyed were bully and peep but then again they are pretty much use to having the run of the place.
Bully and Peep A Little Disgruntled
I do truly believe that I am blessed to have such a wonderful place as the woodland garden. When I was younger I always had this vision of when I got older that I would end my days living on a house boat docked on the Mississippi River fishing for catfish and sitting in a rocker watching the traffic on the river. I guess when I was younger I must have read a bit to much Mark Twain and Hardy Boys books. But it was a pretty real idea for a lot of years. Now though I can not think of anyplace I have ever enjoyed being as much as the woodland garden. I hope I have many more years there.
Well enough of my musings I did want to make a point here. Even though this is about gardening I some times wander off the point.
The woodland garden is a very special place it is a garden Our Garden and all that we have put into it we receive back many times over I hope some of the pictures which I share will inspire you or at least give you an idea or two of your own.
I am working on some tutorials for propagation, lawn renovation, greenhouse growing and some other topics. I also am putting together a site about Garden Pebbles. Garden Pebbles are all the little pieces of a garden that make up the whole. Little pebbles that make a large pile and that fit nicely between the Rocks(major pieces like Trees and Hardscapes) here is an example
Here Is An Example Of A Pebble
A couple of annuals and a groundcover form a little splash of color in a large bed and when viewed separate form a little interesting spot to look at. A bunch of these little pebbles are great as fill ins in garden beds or small spaces.
Again I will expand upon this a little more in future posts.
Have a great Week and spend some time in your garden.