Sunday, 7 April 2013

Aiming High

 I'm known for my GRAND ideas, always planning and rearranging my surroundings.
So far it's been confined to our home and the internal living space but now I've tasted freedom of the outside and I'm beginning to spread my designing wings.

 I've been busy looking though my hoarde of gardening magazines gathering ideas. Our garden is effectively a blank canvas which is NOT such a blessing as I initially thought.  

Some of my Cottage Garden favourites.
One of my first decisions was to grow good flowers for cutting. I can't imagine anything more charming, beautiful, pleasurable and environmentally friendly than growing your own 'bouquets' for your home.It's beneficial on so many levels; just looking at them daily will make your spirit soar.

There must also be interest and structure. Entrances, archways and inviting gateways enticing the inquisitive visitor like The Magic Flute.

Gardens also need a heartbeat - WATER. This liquid energy brings with it it's own magic - LIFE.
If you love gardening then you know that your tolerance will be tested as you encounter both friends and foes.
There's no doubt, a garden should be a place where good times are shared with family and friends.


...I definitely need a little retreat JUST FOR ME.

So, back to the mood board, I've just had a brain wave.

Wishing you all a wonderfully inspiring week.


Riddlers cottage flowers said...

All sounds lovely, I have been out gardening most of the weekend.x

greenthumb said...

I always love planing new things in the garden and would love more space for flowers.

The Reed Warbler said...

Lovely plans and "knowing you" a lot of them will come true...Happy planting and looking forward to a new blog,with maybee a picture of a bouquet of flowers from your own garden!

Maria Glazacheva said...

Tout les images sont Tres tres MIGNONES !!!

Bonne semaine!!

xxx Maria xxx

Red Rose Alley said...

Yes, I love gardening, it's so relaxing. You have found some wonderful flowers. And the little red bird is sweet. I can only imagine what it would be like to have a visitor like that. Flowers are the magic in our lives, and I'm so glad to hear you love them too.

Have a nice week.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Madelief said...

Dear Joasia,

I will be following your progress in the garden! It all sounds delightful. Hope you will get your huge bunches of flowers!!! They always make me happy :-)

Have a lovely evening!

Madelief x

Cat @ Sunday Brocantes, France said...

Such a pretty post! I dream about having a cutting garden someday soon too! Still waiting for spring to 'officially' arrive here in Normandy however! ; )