Thursday, January 3, 2013

Looking Forward and Thinking About Gardening

There's so much to look forward to in the new year!

One thing I'm looking forward to in our new home is gardening.

At our last house, we created a beautiful yard.


Working in the yard on the weekends was "our thing".


We loved planting flowers, trees, and bushes.


We loved the water...


and the fish.


We loved moving stones and creating paths to special spots.


We loved playing in the shade and the sun to see what would grow.


We loved the bugs and the birds.


And now, in the spirit of looking forward...

I need to put my thinking cap on and decide what this blank slate can become.

That pond you see is not on our property. That's a greenbelt back there.

It's exciting to think of what might be!!



12 comments:

Carol said...

Your yard in Edmond was so beautiful! Now you have a clean slate to create another gorgeous oasis! Enjoy the journey!

Smiles,
Carol

The Gathering Place said...

I always look forward to gardening time, too. I think the reward of it all is seeing things look so pretty. How fun to have a green belt behind your house!

Beverly said...

I too loved your garden in your last house. It will be fun seeing what you come up with now with such a beautiful background and house to work around.
I read your last post. I a so sorry you have had a tough time with the move. We have moved so much, I never looked back, but I can understand after 23 three years how hard it is. It's good you have friends in your new place to help you through it. My, your house is so big and beautiful and you already have a start in making it a home. It is so cold and dreary here that it will be a while before I can start working in my little Secret Garden.

Sonia said...

How fun and exciting to start fresh with a garden! I know you learned a ton of gardening information by gardening in Edmond...just think you won't have to put up with our crazy weather and I bet your new garden will be even more beautiful since so many more things will survive in Texas!! It is a lot of work though...so eat your wheaties and get those garden books out. You know you will want some crepe myrtles as they do so well in Texas! I think some blue bonnets on the greenbelt would be nice!! I can't wait till spring!
Miss Bloomers

Sonia said...

How fun and exciting to start fresh with a garden! I know you learned a ton of gardening information by gardening in Edmond...just think you won't have to put up with our crazy weather and I bet your new garden will be even more beautiful since so many more things will survive in Texas!! It is a lot of work though...so eat your wheaties and get those garden books out. You know you will want some crepe myrtles as they do so well in Texas! I think some blue bonnets on the greenbelt would be nice!! I can't wait till spring!
Miss Bloomers

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

A fresh slate - there are certainly blessings with that. I can't wait to see what you create since your last yard was so gorgeous. Happy New Year!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

We love working in the yard too. How exciting to have a blank slate to start with! We will be adding and removing landscape here at our new home and I still have to figure out a way to get my kitchen garden into this small yard...We went from an acre to a 1/4 acre, and the house and a steep slope take up most of it. Can't wait to see what you do!
Penny

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I think your new home is so pretty. I look forward to seeing what you create in your backyard. I'll have to live vicariously through you because we live on a sloped lot, so our backyard is at a 45 degree angle, it's shaded, so we grow moss! ;P

We do have some pretty woods back there, so that's nice.

Are you already ordering gardening/nursery/seed catalogs?

xo,
RJ

Happy@Home said...

I remember how pretty your gardens were in your previous yard. It must have been hard to give that up, but I know you will come up with something just as lovely in your new home. The greenway sure does look pretty.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Stacey, your yard was beautiful! I love to tinker in the yard...until those temps start inching up into the 90's...lol! Can't wait to see what you do this year!

Lisa said...

I know that you will make this yard every bit the show place that your Edmond yard was!
PS I really felt your previous post. We are getting our house ready to go on the market in the spring and I have such mixed emotions. Will dearly mix all of our precious neighbors but am looking forward to this new chapter in our lives.

Deserae said...

Your old garden was soooo gorgeous so I can hardly wait to see what you do with the new one :o)
Happy New Year!
~Des