Color Outside The Lines is hosting a “Share A Garden Sunday.” So I thought I’d participate.
Welcome to my little garden. My refuge and sanctuary.
My humble yard is dedicated as a Certified Wildlife Habitat. If you’d like to list your own yard, you just have to list four basic habit elements that you provide for nature. Go to nwf.org if you’re interested in having your yard be listed.
The skies are particularly beautiful this time of year, with the season yielding to full-fledged summer.
I love to grow yuccas and succulents and sedums. There are various palms and many herbs in my garden. That red flower you see at the far left is a Monarda bee balm, which attracts many butterflies, bees and hummingbirds to the garden. They are about five feet tall here next to the yuccas.
This is a little segment of my garden pond, with a metal gazing ball floating and bobbing in the water. There you see Spot, one of my two goldfish living in the pond.
Gazing balls are dotted all about my garden. I love to see shadows and sky and tree branches mirrored in the glass and steel.
Some of my best friends are the flowers growing in my garden.
“Flowers are lovely. Love is flower-like…Friendship is a sheltering tree…” – unknown author
There is construction going on in the biggest part of my yard, with a large deck being built and a tree stump having just been ground out Friday. So I won’t show you the uglier sections till they’ve been cleaned up!
Here’s Survivor, the other goldfish.
Gardening soothes the soul, I always say. I have only to walk outside and start down the path to ease away any worries. To hear the birds up in the trees and the sounds of the trickling pond, to relax and begin to live in the moment at hand.
To visit other participants today, click on over to Color Outside The Lines. Grab a cup of coffee and begin a virtual stroll through other lovely gardens.