Flowers from the Cutting Garden

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22.4.13

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Do you like to garden?  I do. My mom has always had the most fantastic green thumb and incredible gardens. On the weekends we used to go to the garden store and come home with all kinds of flowers for the garden. I can still remember walking up and down aisles and aisles of flowers picking out my favorites. I never lost that love and to this day I want to take home almost every plant I see. Which is funny because I can keep outdoor plants alive but tend to kill houseplants. Don’t ask me why that is.

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Yesterday, Nikolas and I spent most of the day raking up the remnants of autumn from the side yard. We gathered up FOURTEEN bags of leaves and old dead weeds. That part of the yard has been left relatively untouched by us as we focused on other parts in the yard. It’s a mess. It’s is rocky, hilly and grows weeds like I’ve never seen before.   I have so far refused to take photos of it. It’s that bad.

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As I was raking and raking and raking some more I got to thinking about how I’d love to have a cutting garden somewhere. We’ve planted a lot of flowers around the yard but none solely dedicated to bringing indoors. I always feel torn about whether I should bring them inside or leave them outdoors to enjoy.

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Wouldn’t a garden solely dedicated to bringing in armloads of flowers into the house be perfection?

The top 3 images I took on a trip last summer the bottom image via Ann Kearsley design.

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