Monday, June 12, 2017

A Gardening Look Back

You guys the countdown is on for our big move! Some time in the next two weeks we'll be loading the truck and going 11 miles down the road to our Forever Home. Meanwhile, I'm reminiscing about my past gardens. 
Loving and Caring for Our Backyard Pond
As much as I'm looking forward to decorating shelves and unpacking our goodies, I can't wait to dig!!
Digging is in my soul and we've got big plans for the new place.


Today I'm sharing a few photos from days gone by. I'm so inspired by sun and dirt. Are you?
How's your garden growing this year? I'd love to know. Have you tried anything new?




What are your favorite oldies but goodies when it comes to plants?




What do we absolutely have to plant at our new house?
We are actually going to have a smidge of shade and here in Texas that's a big deal!!




Thank you for coming along with me today. Hope you have a great week. :)



30 comments:

Katie Clooney said...

Love that saying about perennials! Have a great week!

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

My new faves are Angelonia (the white seems to be a bit more hardy than the purple) and Torenia AKA Wishbone flower. Both can take our heat and are constant bloomers. Good stuff! I've got a gardening post coming up soon with pics of these :)

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

So excited for you! I have big plans for outside as well. Hoping to have an outdoor fireplace, possibly a pond with waterfall, a raised veggie garden, a cutting garden etc.

jenna meon said...

I can't believe how quickly you built your house!! And moving week! Wow! I know your yard is going to be even more beautiful than your last one, will there be another pond?

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

My plants, besides my husband, are my best friends! I have favorites for the seasons, but I love them all equally 😍

Pam Richardson said...

Stacey, I know you are super excited to be moving. What an amazing journey to build your forever house. It seems like in following you it has gone quickly, but you probably don't feel that way at all. I loved seeing your beautiful past garden posts...the pond is still a favorite of mine. I so agree about perennials, I don't have as many as I would like, but I continue to add. Stacey, I know you will enjoy planting and watching your landscape and garden evolve in your new home. I will be following along, and thank you so much for linking to my first Gardens Galore Party! There will be more coming!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

My garden is exploding this year! Everything is huge and blooming way too soon but it is gorgeous! I have to have Bee Balm, Daisies and Hosta! Can't wait to see what you dig and plant. Will you have a pond again?

Kim said...

Our garden is off to a very slow start this year. The weather has been cold and rainy, until Friday when it shot up to 90! I wish you nothing but smiles on moving day and a garden full of flowers in the new place!!

Pat @ bringingfrenchcountryhome said...

Hi Stacey! How exciting to see the end of the tunnel and move to your new place! I think I'd be tempted to dig up my favorite plants and take them with me! Looking forward to seeing your new home. Hugs, Pat

JoAnne said...

You have the gardening touch, Stacey. I know you're going to have so much fun digging and planting at your new home. I planted some zinnias for the first time and they are starting to come up!

Lady of the Manor said...

I understand you wanting to get in your new yard and start digging. We've started some of our landscaping. We had a lot of rain this spring which delayed our planting and now that we've planted some trees, shrubs and grass, it's turned off dry and I'm watering about every other day. We don't have everything in yet but have put the rest off until Fall or next Spring. I bet you can hardly wait to get the move over with! You will be really busy in the next few weeks. Then you can get in your yard! πŸŒ²πŸŒ·πŸŒΏπŸŒΉπŸƒπŸŒ»

Rattlebridge Farm said...

A beautiful look at past gardens. I wish you happiness and many wonderful gardening adventures at your new home!!

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Lovely garden photos but my favorite is the saying about perennials. So true.

Rita C. said...

Stacey, I'm excited FOR you! I know you'll whip that landscape up in no time, and I look forward to seeing it all. I always loved your garden posts, and I think that's how we may have first gotten acquainted on our blogs.

justplainjilly said...

Your water feature is incredible and I know you will miss it. Whoever buys your home you are in now is inheriting beautiful gardens!

Cecilia Bramhall said...

Oh yay! Almost moving Day! I hope you give us a tour. :) As for flowers, I have day lilies passed down from my grandmother (double orange) plus a red one that has a lime green throat! So pretty. My irires also from my mom and grandmother then lots of different salvias, bee balm (a new favorite...I was never able to grow it in Pflugerville's black clay soil), and lantana. Butterflies love it! I can't wait to see the progression of your gardens. What fun!

Jeanie said...

I love your gardens past and can't wait to see Gardens Future! How exciting to be approaching moving day!

Sandy said...

I am so excited for you. Your gardens are always so pretty. I know you will have a blast preparing the new ones.
I love geraniums, day lilies, and hydrangeas for around here. They grow easily in my climate. Oh and camellias.

Junkchiccottage said...

So excited that you will be getting into your new home soon. Yeah! I know your gardens in the new place will be beautiful. Can't wait to see.
Happy New Week.
Kris

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I loved your gardens in your former home! I am sure you are anxious to start your new gardens in your new forever home and you just answered my question with regard to the time frame of your move...How exciting!!!

Creations By Cindy said...

Love the pictures Stacey of your past gardens. WOW! I know you will have a beautiful garden in your new home. How exciting that it won't be long before moving time. Wish I could be there to help you as unpacking those boxes can be so tiring. The excitement though is putting things exactly where you want them. Well I have my annual lilies for sure. I have some heirlooms from my grandmother and each year they come back in full bloom. I always have herbs of some kind and right now I have three herbs that are three years old and I have managed to keep them. I just planted some Hosta and can't wait to see how it does. Our little veggie garden is our toy. We love piddling in it as my man calls it. I hope you have a great rest of the week dear lady. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Hena Tayeb said...

beautiful. look forward to see the new garden you will create..

Celestina Marie said...

Stacey, so happy for you to be moving soon and getting settled in your forever home. It's been a sweet journey and so fun to travel the path with you as you shared the steps along the way.
I know your garden is going to be incredible.
Having a spot of shade is a big deal here. Once that sun hits the depth of summer heat, we are challenged in our gardens for sure.
Have fun and enjoy all the excitement of moving day. Can't wait to see all your amazing decorating.
Have a great week! xo

Art and Sand said...

It won't be long before you have an awesome garden at your new home.

Jann Olson said...

Stacey, I'm so excited for you! Your new home is absolutely gorgeous!! I love perennials and how our gardens are always changing. My favorite plants are all of the cottage style pretties.
hugs,
Jann

Lynn Bean said...

I am sure your new gardens will be beautiful. I agree there is just something about digging in the dirt! Will be excited to see your new home!

Katie Mansfield said...

I know you can't wait to get your hands dirty. I can't wait to see your new home and garden.

carol@The Red Painted Cottage said...

Stacey, I'm so excited for you to be moving into your forever house and turning the house and yard into your forever home and garden!

Bonnie said...

It was fun to relook at some of your gardening pics. Your new home looks so nice I don't think your feet will touch the ground for weeks you'll be so happy you will be on cloud 9!
I look forward to seeing you decorate your home and your gardens.

Simply Farmhouse said...

So excited to see what your yard will become, I know it will be breathe taking. Have a wonderful day in beautiful TX.