Out in My Garden…My Favorite Hobby #MFRWauthor

Besides writing, I love to garden. I have a substantial English/Cottage garden that surrounds my house and takes up most of my yard.  I also have a sizable vegetable garden and love to can the bounty that comes from it. I’m always changing something in it. Despite having a book to write this spring, I plan to rip things apart again and redesign some of it.  Today, I’m going to take you on a tour of my favorite place to be in the spring…

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Even in winter, I love my garden when it snows.  This picture was taken a couple of years ago.

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From February to November, something is always in bloom in my garden. These are commonly called snowdrops, the botanical name is Galanthus. Although they are not as gorgeous as tulips and daffodils, when I see them every late winter—sometimes even peeking their white flowers out of the snow—I know Spring is not far away.

 

 

 

 

These pictures show some of my favorite April to June flowers.

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I love butterflies… In fact, the premise for my story Gambling On A Secret came from watching one of these guys break out of it’s cocoon.

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Here is a great shot of my vegetable garden… And what I like to do with the tomatoes–home made spaghetti sauce. Yum!

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Just a few of the many garden pictures I’ve taken over the years. These pictures were taken about 10 years apart.

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plantsI even bring the garden inside….

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And finally, here are a few photos of my gardening partner….

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Hope you enjoyed the tour.

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10 thoughts on “Out in My Garden…My Favorite Hobby #MFRWauthor

  1. Your garden looks amazing! I do good to remember to water my house plants and keep them alive.

  2. This post totally made my day! I grew up gardening with my mother, and carried on the tradition when we lived in the Midwest. Now we’re in the southwest as full time RVers, so no space or time to garden, though I do have some herbs in small flower pots. Gorgeous photos!

  3. You and my hubby would get along famously:) He’s a gardener who married someone with a black thumb, poor man! He can’t leave me in charge of anything green, ha ha!

  4. Your garden is beautiful, and I’m so impressed with your canning!

  5. Your garden(s) are beautiful! I absolutely love them. It’s cool that you can appreciate them even in the winter with the snow on the ground, I am looking out at my dull brown lifeless yard, wishing that I had gone ahead and planted the red twig dogwood to have some color out there! Already making plans for my garden for this year and getting ready to start seeds to have tomato starts.

  6. Alicia Coleman

    Your gardens are beautiful. Your spaghetti sauce looks yummy!

  7. I wa born with two brown thumbs. I’m pretty sure plants hate me. Your flowers are beautiful!

  8. Holy smokes, now that’s a vege patch! You have a wonderful garden. The kind I’ve always dreamed of having.

  9. Thank you all for taking my garden tour! And thanks for all the lovely compliments!

  10. Cathy Brockman

    your garden is beautiful! I miss not having a big one any longer but disability does that. I do still grow tomatoes and can them too. We replaced most of my flowers with trees now i have some fruit.

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