Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Gardening Finds and Favorites

Rose Food

This past weekend, along with working in my parents’ home (thank you for your wonderful comments), was a

weekend full of gardening.

Does anyone else feel behind? How is it April?  What happened to March?


One of my tasks was to feed and dead head my roses, and I wanted you to know about this rose food.

It is the BEST. I promise.

It is manufactured by a company called Maestro Gro in Hamilton,Texas.

I buy mine at a small nursery in Three Rivers, Texas.



This time of year my favorite time of day
is right at dusk.

There is still enough light to work in the garden,

but it is dark enough that I can turn on the little white lights

in my garden shed.


It is a humble place, but
as you know by now, that is my

favorite kind.



I have posted reminders

to keep things simple while

I think,


work, pray.

Thinking simply is not always automatic for me, but enjoying simple things is.



This shed is also where I play my IPod loudly,

dance, sing,

and enjoy how tired I feel .

In gardening feeling tired feels like success.


I also get to look at my collection of vintage green pottery bowls.

They were my mother’s.

Because they are green, I think they are perfect for this space.


I hope your gardening is going well.

Things are growing and I am looking forward to my first bouquet of zinnias!



Blondie's Journal said...

You are so fortunate to get an early start while I'm hoping, hoping, hoping for warmer weather! Love the green pottery.


Manu said...

Beautiful pictures! I love fairy lights

Stacey said...

I love your garden shed! I'd dance and plant with you any day of the week. :)

Jeanie said...

No way this kid feels behind in the garden because today's forecast has rain and snow... We don't plant anything till Labor Day (maybe the weekend before if it's been a less aggressive winter.

But soon enough my Garden Warrior will come and do all the ugly clean-up and mulch laying, trimming and such. Then I'll be good to go with the rest of it! All I can say is lucky you! And what a pretty shed!

Elizabethd said...

I need a shed like that!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

That's a lovely and charming garden shed!

Sarah said...

Thanks for the gardening tiip. I'll try to find some here in Austin.
Love seeing your gardening shed. Mine is a bench in the garage, and it needs to be organized once again. ;-)

Linda said...

What a wonderful post! It is a great reminder to dance, sing, and enjoy doing the things that make a home a home.

Lisa said...

You are the best gardner and give the best gardening tips! I love that you get to use all your pretties in a space that brings you so much happiness. One day I'll be a gardener.;-)

Daniela said...

Oh, how I love this post of yours, my lovely Laura, there's so much love in it, thank you for sharing it !

With much gratitude I wish you all my best for the remainder of your week,
sending dear hugs to you


Daniela said...

Oh, I forgot to thank you for your advice about the rose food, sweet friend, I don't know if it would be so easy to find it in italy ... maybe on the web ... as soon as i can I'm beginning my research !!

Much love

Michelle said...

Lovely green pottery. What is it about those little, white lights that are so special? I love them.

Blondie's Journal said...

You are amazingly busy and focused, Laura. I love your shed by the way! :-D


Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Love this delightful garden post!! Love the Yellow Ware Bowls. Yes, even though they are green,m they are called yellow ware. I have one in my Kitchen valued at $200!

Decor To Adore said...

I have no doubt that my roses will be thanking you for this timely post!
Have a wonderful weekend.

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

I am excited to learn of this rose product. I always use systemic because my mom did. However open to try anything recommended by a fellow gardener. I will look for it here in UT. Love your garden shed! We just broke ground for ours. Your pottery collection is fabulous and certainly does look right at home.

Art and Sand said...

I love that you have sweet treasures from you mother in your shed. I love spotting little touches of family members around my house.

Decor To Adore said...

Oh your shed is a delight! I absolutely love your collection of your mothers green pottery bowls.

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

loved seeing all your unusual garden pieces brought in from the house. The green bowls make the shelves feel very homey while fitting in with the outdoors.


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