Come take a field trip to my yard!

Our little pond is Mark's hobby. He shares the flowers we have and adds new flowers by getting starts from other people.

I’m so affected by the seasons.  I absolutely LOVE spring, summer, and fall!  I so need to be outside and I love when the grass greens up and the flowers bloom!

My yard is my stress release.  I love planting flowers and watching them fill in and flourish.  I wish you could come sit on my porch and enjoy breathing in the fresh country air.  Since that’s not physically possible, I thought I’d snap some photos and share them with you.

What do you love most about spring!  I’d love to know!

I love clematis! They have such large flowers.

Planting flowers is like parenting. You plant seeds with the hope of what will be. In just a few weeks, these flowers will fill in and you won't be able to even see the dirt.

These clematis flowers remind me of this scripture: “Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. Luke 12:27

Our garden. The green shoots in the foreground are garlic. You plant garlic in the fall for the next summer's harvest. This is the first time we've ever planted garlic!

I love planting flowers in non-traditional containers!

In just a few weeks, these wave petunias will be spilling over the side of this old wheelbarrow!


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7 thoughts on “Come take a field trip to my yard!

  1. Thank you Jill for sharing–I so wish I was there with you!!!I have moved in with my Mother for awhile and she lives in a highrise–I miss the outdoors! 🙁 Have a blessed day and thanks again-enjoy it!! Barb

    • I’m thinking there’s not much grass and flowers in your life right now. So glad I could share mine with you and brighten your day!

  2. Jill, your yard is gorgeous!!!! I hear ya about it being a stress reliever. I just moved to PA from Florida so I’m learning how to garden in the North. I love all the blooms here we didn’t have in the South. But, I do need a pick axe to get the job done. 🙂 Enjoy your yard this summer with your sweet family. Thank you for all you are doing to share Christ. Love to you all!

  3. I love planting the flowers as well. Ilove to watch oll those little bumblebees visiting my “lavendula” and other fragrance flowers. But I do notlike the ants in my yard. They destroy everthing. I do not know what to do about it. I do not want to have an english lawn but i do not like those brown and naked spots within the green.
    It is a stress relief as you mentioned.And right now I ought to go outside and get my kids back from our neighbour’s yard.
    thanks for everything you share with us, your devoted readers. ;-))
    Bless you

  4. We live in a mature neighborhood with trees that tower over the houses and it is right next to a nature preserve full of wildlife. We get deer, wild turkey, turtles and racoons in all the biggest trees in our yard. Many of our plants get eaten by the wildlife but I love the wildlife. However, when my hosta’s start coming up I know Spring is here and warm weather is on the way. It’s like watching new life beginning and growing and flourishing. Along with the new plant life springing from the ground is the baby wildlife along with their mothers walking through the neighborhood and it’s wonderful and refreshing. Your gardens are beautiful Jill!!! Thank you for sharing!

    • Oooo Paige, you have something we do not have much of: wildlife. I would love that! We do have one robin who has lived in our yard for years. Other than that it’s oppossum and skunks on occasion!

      • Jill, It’s beautiful. Be GLAD you don’t have wildlife. I spent days working on my yard to make it colorful and fragrant & lovely to behold. Apparently, I did a really great job cos within a few days critters found their way to my yard and declared it a wildlife buffet. sigh. Hundreds of dollars for bunny breakfast and deer dinners…

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