The simple pleasures of home shine brighter
when the spirit of God intertwines our hearts
with His gentle Joy.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Tranquil Garden Hues. . .

Those who know me well ~
 know I'm NOT an 0ut ~ of ~ doors person!
However,  I do love a beautiful lawn and garden. . .

But ~ once I learned that the garden could contain rooms ~
I began to orchestrate a subtle make ~over On Crooked Creek!

Much like interior decorating ~
I began with a three color palette. 
To keep order and bring tranquility to our urban setting,
I chose. . .

creamy ivory. . .

                                           buttery yellow. . .

                                                         and variations of purple hues. . .

against the numerous shades of greens that encompass the lawn On Crooked Creek!

The newest addition, On Crooked Creek,

now in its second year ~
is the Fairy Garden!

Grown from seed, purple hued Saliva serves as backdrop.

Surviving last years drought ~
I could NOT contain my JOY as it began to reach its mature height and delicate, petite purple blossoms burst open!

Giving continual movement ~
a clump of Tiger grass sways
in the ever blowing winds on the Prairie.

As in home decor ~
a pop of color was added in the form of rose variegated Coleus!

A softer, more subtle, shade of rose is found in the Calla Lily
that balances the other side of the Fairy Garden!  

 Oh ~ the thrill that grows from my inner being
as the blooms begins to make their appearance each season!

I adore the feminine,
tranquil appearance of this bloom in its full leaf!

                         Such a vision of beauty and grace for the garden!

I was truly smitten by the beauty and grace
of this Garden Fairy
during an early trip in the Spring 
to our local Lowe's Garden Center.

Certainly appearing at bay ~ 
as she lingers in her very own natural surroundings ~
the Fairy Garden On Crooked Creek!

This is her usual tease ~
as I view her from our deck each morning! 

Positioned to hide her face ~
as one approaches her from any angle in the garden. . .

and yet ~
it is as if she summons me to draw near!

Late afternoon ~
and evening shadows summons me to the indoors
On Crooked Creek!

Perhaps ~

                    another day ~

Season by Season. . .trial and error. . . failure or success ~

we'll explore another room in the gardens ~
                                                                             On Crooked Creek.

Until next time. . .

On Crooked Creek is joining The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays! This is my first time to join after her kind invitation! Be sure to drop by and enjoy the Seasons inspirations!


Designs By Pinky said...

Beautiful, Pat! Love your fairy and the beautiful hues you have chosen. Hope you are having a beautiful weekend. WE worked again today but tomorrow will FINISH our chores and the house goes on the market on Monday! XO

Terra said...

I like your idea of garden rooms, and your shy garden fairy, and the bird bath to help the song birds by providing water.

Anonymous said...

I found you among Sweet Nothings comments and i was drawn to your creative blog name, what a beautiful blog you have, a lovely garden as well, its so nice to meet you,

Anonymous said...

Pat I do believe The fairy has turned you into a wonderful gardener! Those pink lilies are beautiful and now I am off to find out if they will grow in Colorado climate!

bee blessed

podso said...

Oh I love a fairy garden. Your garden rooms are progressing nicely.

Shelia said...

Hi Dear Pat! Oh, your garden looks wonderful and I love your sweet fairy garden. I'm seeing so many of them these days. My thumb's not very green so I'm afraid to try one! Love the beautiful blooms on the calla lily!
Hope you've had a great weekend.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

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