My Alpine Home

Friday, June 8, 2012

You Might Be A Gardener If. . .

You might be a gardener if. . .

You have a farmers tan, but you don’t live on a farm. (the pic really doesn’t do it justice.  I didn’t want to zoom in.  I mean that arm is big enough!)

IMG_6764

You might be a gardener if. . .

It looks as though you have flip flops on even when you don’t. (Yes, I garden in flip flops. And did I mention that I tan really easily?)

IMG_6757

You might be a gardener if. . .

your herbs and perennials are so big they look more like a bush.

IMG_6663

IMG_6662

You might be a gardener if. . .

you have giant sunflowers coming up randomly and you just leave them there.

IMG_6760

You might be a gardener if. . .

you have a collection of vintage rakes because. . . they’re just too cute!  (and yes, I have more)

IMG_6661

You might be a gardener if. . .

you have bees buzzing throughout your garden. (I have seen more of those giant bumble bees this year than I ever remember seeing.)

IMG_6654

You might be a gardener if. . .

You sprinkle Larkspur seeds 2 years ago and they keep coming back with a vengeance burying anything in their path. (notice the cute painted daisy that is crying out, “GIVE ME SOME SPACE!”)

IMG_6644

I could go on and on, but I think I’d better stop here.

Now, I am not a Master Gardener.  I have thought about becoming certified as one, but just haven’t done it.

However, I am the master of my garden.  So I guess that makes me a master gardener. lol!

How about you?  Do you think you might be a gardener?

Hugs,

Jann

If you haven’t linked up to Share Your Cup Thursday I would love to have you join us.  Just scroll down to the previous post.

I will be sharing with:

My Turn for Us for Freedom Fridays

35 comments:

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

"YUP, Been there and Done that"! and "YES" I garden in flip flops!!! Love you story and photos! "TOO CUTE" consider yourself BIG SQUISHY HUGGED!

Kathe said...

Yep, happily guilty as charged! I don't garden in flip flops but I do have a pair of crocs slides (not the ugly regular crocs) that leave an awesome tan on my feet! Great post :-)

Pamela Gordon said...

Yes, I am a gardener but I wear sunscreen so I don't have that telltale 'farmer's tan'. lol But I do have dirty finger nails and hat hair and old clothes I wear while gardening that I won't wear in public. You sure do tan well! Have fun in the garden!

Sam I Am...... said...

Well, I thought I was a gardener until I moved to Arkansas from Iowa but NOT! It's tough to garden here with rocks and no black dirt at all. Arkansas weeds the gardeners right out....anyone can garden in Iowa with the rich soil but here? It takes a REAL gardener to garden here and I guess I found out I'm not but....I'm still trying and actually this year has been my best so far.
I love that lone daisy! Too cute!

augcott said...

LOL!!!!
Farmer's Tan???!!!
And the foot shot!!!!
I used to get that when we were boaters!!!
I ♥ to garden ...
Enjoyed your post!
:-D

Lady Farmer said...

That was a fun post!
I think I'm a gardener because, though I try not to tan and don't very easily, Yes! I have a farmer's tan. And I don't wear flip flops (can't stand that feeling between my toes!)but I wear a pair of Teva's and I get a strange criss cross tan on my feet from them! But my feet aren't as cute as yours! :~D
Yes, my herbs grow well cause the deer won't eat them, but the perennials...
The Jays plant sunflower seeds everywhere ~ we've even had them growing out of the apple trees!
Love your vintage rakes ~ I think they are cute, too! That pair you have in your milk can look like a sweet Mr. and Mrs.
Oh, my! I would love to grow Larkspur that well ~ perhaps I'm not a gardener after all! I wonder if you would like to save some of the seed to share at my Seed Swap blog? You can take a peek if you like over at ~
www.ladyfarmersseedswap.blogspot.com. We haven't started yet this year but would love to have you join!
You definately have a 'green thumb' and I would say you are a master of your garden! It is lovely!

Susie said...

What lovely flip-flops. LOL. Oh yes, I have had the weird tan on my arms. But my garden doesn't look as good as yours. Smiles, Susie

allisamazing said...

Yup - that's me lol. Love the flip flop feet. My kids always laugh at mine :)

Joanne said...

I LOVE that last picure! Now I am no gardener ...my husband has taken that job from me, but I do love to help! Thanks for posting the picture of the sunflower plant. I have a similiar plant growing on the side of my house and Now I know what it is! I am such a city girl!
Have a great weekend!
Blessings, Joanne

The French Hutch said...

LOL, funny and cute post. I'm most definitely not a Master gardner, not a bloom in sight today. I need to fill in what to plant when so I have blooms all summer! Your pics are delightful and I know you have a beautiful garden.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Kris said...

Ayup...I'm a gardener!!! Your toes look alot prettier than mine do though!
Loved this post!!
: ) Kris

Marilyn said...

I just laughed when you said you had a farmer's tan! I looked in the mirror earlier this week and I have one, too! I guess it happened when I was mowing the pasture because I didn't wear my long sleeved shirt to cover me up with out there. Things are really growing.♥♫

Kylee said...

Your the best gardener I know. I wanna be just like you when i grow up! Tanning easy part and all!

Linda said...

What a great post today! I loved it!

Ceekay-Thinkin of Home/Doublewide Decor said...

I think it is amazing that you want to be a Master Gardener....just too much work for me...love to look at it, don't want to do it!!

Julie Marie said...

Hi Jann, I am definitely a gardener... I inherited it from my mama, my grandmother and my great~grandmother... I too let flowers "bloom where they are planted"... I love things popping up in unexpected places!... I garden in thongs too (I still call them thongs, and I mean for my FEET, not the other thongs!)... my farmers tan gets darker every day, although I am more careful than I used to be about getting too much sun... love a big floppy hat to wear while I am gardening... all of your photos are so cute and I just LOVE your new profile pic on your sidebar!... Happy Gardening!... xoxo Julie Marie

Shasta @ intheoldroad said...

I like your flip flop tan! I wish I could tan like that. Headed to your party to link up...

mimi_62 said...

You ARE a Master Gardner in my book!! None better, friend.

Grammy Goodwill said...

You are quite the gardener. I've heard of farmer's tans before but never seen a farmer's toes. hehehe

BackwoodsCottage Pam said...

we must be bobsy twins. Love the metal furniture, those are on my 'want' list! I have "larkspur" gone wild in my garden too, as well as shirley poppies. I just let them fill and and I yank them from where I want to have something else. Enjoyed your garden tour and the tan, my feet have the marks of my tatami birkenstocks.

NanaDiana said...

You might be a gardener if you are visiting someone and on the way down the walk you pull three weeds for them. Yes...I did this during the week without thinking a thing about it- The owner thought it quite hysterical!;>)

I do NOT tan so easily...being a green-eyed blond means I burn and peel unless I am careful. xo Diana

Lynn @ UpCountry Olio said...

You are definitely a gardener. I love that flip flop tan, pretty toes by the way! Love your pretty garden too!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love a beautiful garden, but I hate working it to make it beautiful...... there in lies the problem. Yours is gorgeous!

Carol

jeanetteann said...

Looks like you are a master gardener with a garden like that. Lovely

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Looks like me! I have a farmers tan every year...but still where tennis shoes to garden.

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Jann, Your new header is so pretty! I love it Greens and reds.. my favorites!! Yay!! I have a zigzag tan on my feet from my straps on my sandals! Yes, you are a Master gardener. My garden is not as far a long as yours is. We have such a short growing season, but it is coming along very nicely. Thank God we missed the golf ball sized hail that was just storming all around us. Very near here there was a freaky hail storm of 6 feet deep! Yes, I said feet! Oh, all the damage, makes me sad. But thankfully we didn't get that bad here!
Your garden is pretty!
Blessings,
Susie

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Both your garden and tan are looking good Jann, I have missed my visits and am pleased to be back.

Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes said...

Hi Jann- I bet your garden looks really great with all this work you put into it. I haven't done too much gardening this year, though my mom bought some more flowers to put out yesterday. My family has been painting our porch furniture today, so hopefully we'll get our outdoor area looking in tip top shape soon!

I wish your daughter a speedy and complete recovery from her surgery. Thanks for visiting my blog the other day!

Beverly said...

Yes, you are definitely a gardener. This post is so fun.♥

Larry said...

I got a real kick out of reading your post... what fun and it's all so true!! Larry

Hubba said...

Awesome garden! I'm a new follower, I would love if you followed back at http://iheartpears.blogspot.com

Sarah ~ Magnolia's Attic said...

Does it count that I have some odd alien thing growing where a Bradford Pear used to be? Much like your sunflower, I've just let it grow... and grow....

Fran said...

I have the same tan lines! I'm always trying to "even out" my flip flop tan (with no luck). I've never had a sunflower just pop up, but if one did, I would definitely leave it! Thank you, that was a fun post!

Liz @ Sit With Me In My Garden said...

That is too funny! I am guilty of having the farmers ran and s red/tan neck!! I get dirt stuck to my tootsies too! I love the painted daisy in and ingest the larkspur! Made me think of the children's story Horton Hears a Who!!
I agree too that I'm the master of my garden!!

Evelyn said...

Oh Yes, I qualify! My feet look just like yours with the flip flog tan:) and I could just go on. This is too funny, great post. Thank you for sharing this at Freedom Fridays:) Have a super terrific week!