Have you been too busy to ponder over your garden lately? Believe me, I can relate. This time of year is kinda a whirlwind… I read an article a few weeks ago about de-stressing and working in time to relax during the Holidays. I was like “Eh, I’m fine. I feel pretty relaxed, and certainly not stressed.”

Then there was yesterday.

I got up at 5AM. Made my faithfully hearty bacon, eggs, and darkly rich & strong pot of coffee… sat down at the dining room table and had a wonderfully productive hour of quiet time with The Lord. It was so nice. I’ve been trying to be obedient in this exact thing. God has been trying to teach me how to have my quiet time first thing in the morning instead of last thing before bed.

You can believe that the 5AM struggle is Real.

But I am going to get up. And I am going to read. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me, because getting up and spending time getting to know Him is according to His will.

As my mind returns to that article, I can only think… What relaxes me? And that my friends is a good question. I find myself with the natural ability to relax, but sometimes the usual “go-to’s” for de-stressing just don’t fit the bill.

As I pondered… I thought of my yard. I love my cutie-pie house and my blank-slate yard. It’s a humble abode and it fits me well. When I get the chance I really enjoy hopping on the mower and giving it a ride. Cutting my grass has always been time well spent for me. The mower is so loud it seems to be quiet. My thoughts settle and I tend to zip along with the sound of the mower’s muscular hum.

I love that my yard is a blank slate. I love that I can paint any picture I want. And believe that I’ve got a vision in mind… now to envision the pocket book …hehe 😉

cottagegardendreams

This is something like what I see. Mass plantings. Lots of Color. Doesn’t it have a sort-of wispy whimsical grace about it? In the words of Better Homes and Gardens this border planting is lush, colorful, and full of garden favorites. In true cottage-garden style, it mixes perennials, shrubs, and bulbs. One section of the garden hugs the house’s foundation, and a rose-covered arbor leads to the side yard.

Isn’t it yummy?? I think I’m labeling my vision “Modern Cottage Garden”.

What do you think about my vision? What do you see in your yard?

Can Myra’s Garden help you bring your vision to life? Come see us or Call Us today! Now’s the perfect time to get started before we get crazy supercalifragilisticexpialidocious busy when spring begins to near!

-XOXO,

Myra’s