Waiting for a Garden

Spring brings warm breezes, longer days and time spent outdoors. And for this I am grateful as I have been waiting for a garden.

Last summer after removing nondescript shrubs and a multitude of Liriope from the garden beds, I purchased plants at an end-of-summer sale. I referred to the tags while placing them leaving enough room for growth.


New plants placed in the shade garden.

I dug holes and added compost to each one before adding the plant. I want to improve the soil in my yard as it is mostly clay and sand. Adding compost, which is made of decayed organic material, will enrich the soil and fertilize the plants.


May update! My shade garden.Β 


New stepping stones leading to the bench.


I’m amazed at how much the plants have grown. It must be the compost!


~ My garden angel ~

One of my favorites: Cranesbill Geranium ‘Biokova’. Covered with dainty white to pink flowers, it blooms spring into summer.



I love the beauty of the delicate pink stamens and morning dew drops.

For more information on Cranesbill Geranium ‘Biokovo’ click here.

Another favorite: Alchemical Mollis ‘Lady’s Mantle’ The chartreuse flowers grow in clusters and are great as a cut flower.

The leaves hold dew drops that shimmer like diamonds.

You can learn more about Alchemilla Mollis here.

There is no place I’d rather be than in the garden.













  14 comments for “Waiting for a Garden

  1. Beth
    May 24, 2018 at 9:45 pm

    Oh Toby…how beautiful!!!! xoxoxox


    • May 25, 2018 at 12:02 pm

      Thank you Beth! I hope you’ve been enjoying playing in the dirt as much as I have. πŸ™‚
      Happy gardening!


  2. Shirley Kiely
    May 24, 2018 at 10:25 pm

    Once again you have out done yourself with great ideas and suggestions and of course gorgeous photos. I absolutely love the ones with the dew drops.



    • May 25, 2018 at 12:05 pm

      Yes, I too love the dew drops that shimmer like diamonds. πŸ™‚
      Thank you for reading and commenting on my post. Have a lovely day in your lovely garden!


  3. Jeff & Bunty
    May 24, 2018 at 10:28 pm

    Looks so pretty and peaceful.
    Thanks for sharing.
    So nice to see everything getting
    green and sprouting.


    • May 25, 2018 at 12:07 pm

      Yes, we gardeners love spring when all the world turns green and refreshes the eye with loveliness.
      I hope you are enjoying your garden!


  4. Elaine Piccoli
    May 24, 2018 at 11:21 pm

    Hi Toby , your gardens are awesome . Love it . Hope all is well, miss not seeing you . 😒😒



    • May 25, 2018 at 12:09 pm

      Thank you Elaine. You are probably busy working in your garden now that the days are mild.
      Have fun!


  5. Ken Marland
    May 26, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    So beautiful, Toby. You did so much. Enjoy.

    Sent from Marie’s iPad



  6. cunningham80@comcast.net
    May 26, 2018 at 10:49 pm

    You sound happy. I’m glad. You and your husband are very kind and dear people. Love, Eileen

    Sent from XFINITY Connect App


  7. May 29, 2018 at 12:33 am

    What a wonderful garden you have created, you must enjoy sitting and seeing all your hard work come to bloom.


    • May 29, 2018 at 12:06 pm

      Thank you! That garden is the first thing I see in the early morning when I look out my kitchen window. Pure joy.


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