Bloomin' Friday
Did I Say That Out Loud?

My Garden Hero

You know that old saying . . . your eyes are too big for your stomach????

Well.  That holds true for me in my garden.  Because . . .  my ideas are too big for my ability to dig.

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For reasons I may (or may not) choose to ever explain, I don't have the upper body strength for much digging.  Oh, I can dig little holes . . . for planting herbs and small flats of flowers and tiny succulents.  But when it comes to . . . planting trees.  Or setting stepping stones.  Or spreading 4 cubic feet of mulch.  Or transplanting hostas.  Or digging out root balls.  Or putting in a whole new patio.  Well . . . then I have to call in My Garden Hero.


He says he is Not a Gardener.

But I know he's just kidding himself.

Because anyone who puts that much effort into helping me create a beautiful garden space?

My Garden Hero . . . 

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 and a (Secret) Gardener!

(Thanks, Tom!)



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You two make the perfect garden pair! Your garden is a labor of love between the two of you and the ideas you have in your head. Working together, you have created a fantastic spot to relax and enjoy a well deserved summer of beers! Nice work, beautifully done!


That spot looks absolutely PERFECT! And Tom looks pretty perfect, too. ;)

Reminds me a lot of my mom and her husband. He says that he's not a gardener, either, and I'd say that mostly it's true... but he's been doing more (selectively) and I think he feels a connection with her now when he's out there tending and weeding and planting. My mum worked off a lot of steam in the garden sometimes, but she ALWAYS preferred to direct!!


And the gardener is cute to boot! Those yellow chairs are fabulous.

Cheryl S.

I adore your little patio spot. And your willing helper/hero!


Isn't it great to have a husband who does that stuff? I just point and say, move that hosta from there to there. And voila. LOL


That smile is uber chaarming. And over the past few days, you've given me a terrible case of garden envy. Yours is just special.


another beautiful "room" outdoors... and I think Tom enjoys doing the work when you provide the direction. that's certainly the story I read from his smile!

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