I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.- Emma Goldman
This quote is totally and completely me. I would sell a piece of jewelry (if I had anything valuable enough), for a rose plant or any garden flower, for that matter, without a bit of hesitation.
I love to garden. I am not a professional in any way. I am completely self-taught. I learn mostly by trial and error...a lot of error, actually ;)
If something doesn't make it, I just plant something else in it's place. It's kind of survival of the fittest in my garden. Shabby Chic, with more "shabby" than "chic" comes to mind as well.
I could have a much tidier yard, if I wanted to spend every waking moment outside....which I wouldn't mind, except that there is all that other bothersome stuff, like housework, kids, grocery shopping, work, etc. I don't have the budget for a gardener, but I'd really rather do the work myself, it's something I truly enjoy. This works for me, nothing in my house is perfect, I have a lot of chipped furniture, homemade curtains, etc. I am OK with that. I am not rich, my budget is small....but I do what I can to keep myself surrounded with the lovely, pretty little things that mean so much to me. I am very visual, and beauty is objective, which is what I love about it. What is beautiful to me, might be just an old cast-off to someone else. That's what makes this world such an amazing place.
For now, I am enjoying my summer mornings outside, before the kids are up, drinking my coffee, dead-heading my roses, sweeping up after the squirrels and birds who feast on my plum and almond trees, content w/ my little corner of this big beautiful world.
Happy Gardening & Happy Thoughts,
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