My Alpine Home

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Garden Angels. . .

Do you believe in angels?

Heavenly beings looking down and keeping watch over you?

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Beings with angelic faces?

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I do!

I also believe that there are ‘garden angels’.  Those who have passed on and have a love for gardening.  What would bring them more joy than watching over someone’s garden?

One of those would be my sweet mother.  She had a gorgeous garden and won many awards.  Oh how she loved being outdoors!  When she was too old to work the soil she would pull up a chair and sit and watch as I planted for her.

I can hear her saying, “Come on little pumpkin, grow!”

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To this tiny one she would say, “If you don’t hurry, soon it will be too late and the snow will fly”

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Another would be my MIL.  Although she didn’t enjoy working the soil, she loved her garden roses!

Both her and my mother had gorgeous roses in their front flower beds.  Peach was their favorite color of rose.

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I wonder if they coax the sun to shine and ripen my tomatoes?

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Seeing pretty pink Zinnias all in a row would bring a smile to their face.

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Even a simple pumpkin blossom would bring them joy.

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Especially one peeking out from behind a miniature rose.

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They both might think that this fence needed a coat of paint.  But then they would stop and say, “Oh no, this is Jann’s fence.  She’d love it just the way it is”

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My mom would love that I found this cute concrete basket at a thrift store for $6.

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I wonder what they would think about this crazy gardener who decided to plant pumpkins and garlic chives amongst the roses?  Would they approve or say, “what were you thinking?”

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Either way, I know that my garden would make them happy.  How do I know this?  Because it makes me happy and I just ‘know’ that I too will be a ‘garden angel’ someday!

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Thank you my ‘garden angels’, for helping my garden to grow!

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hugs,

Jann

I will be sharing with these wonderful parties:

The Rose Garden in Malevik for Saturday Show Off

The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday

Sunday View for Inspired Sunday

Lavender Garden Cottage for Cottage Style Party

Fishtail Cottage for Garden Party

29 comments:

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

What a sweet post.

My sweet mom was an amazing gardener- I am learning slowly but surely, not a true natural like she.

Love this post.

Mom's been gone 20 years ago a few weeks ago, she is always in my heart everytime something grows well in my world, always makes me feel her memory.

Art and Sand said...

I love your garden angels and do believe that you are already a garden angel with all the beauty I see.

Winnie said...

You have an amazing garden Jann

Debra Oliver said...

you have a beautiful garden, Jann, your roses and Zinnias are so pretty! and yes, I DO believe in angels!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Everything looks so good, Jann. Love your angels. Is that a white pumpkin?

Bernideen said...

What sweet memories and lovely garden!

Jill said...

This is a really nice post!! Your garden looks lovely, with help from your angels. I don't think even angels can help me, I try but our soil is very sandy here...

Miss Jean said...

I love your garden! We were in Salt Lake City this past summer and I was so impressed with the flowers. I still haven't mastered gardening in Colorado. I need to start earlier next year and also try to figure out a way to keep the bunnies from eating the seedlings! I'd love to grow pumpkins.

Sarah said...

Jann, I enjoyed this post. Yes, I do think there are garden angels just as there are angels who watch over us.

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

Thank you for this post! It made me a little misty eyed. My mom spent so much time in her garden. When she developed health problems that kept her out of the garden, she created the most lovely hanging baskets. Finally, when she was no longer able to do that, she grew African Violets of all varieties.

Lately, I have been thinking about Mom when I've been out in the garden. She used to love the old hymn, I think was titled "The Garden". It's the hymn that talks about I come to the garden alone, when the dew is still on the roses. I am sure she is loving being a garden angel now. I wonder if she is directing all of the hummingbirds to my zinnias.

Your flowers are beautiful. I am sure your garden angels are watching over things.

cynthia lee designs said...

Your garden looks great and the flowers are so pretty. Oh yes...I believe in angels.
hugs,
Cindy

DJAjewels said...

What a lovely garden Jann! An eclectic collection of pretty flowers, vegetables and vintage artifacts. I know your garden angels are happy to watch over it!
Irene

Susie said...

Jann, You garden looks so good. Your mommy would be proud. Hope the wild fires are out soon . Blessings to you and yours. xoxo,Susie

Jeanne Baney said...

My tomatoes failed here in Florida, so I'm having tomato envy! A well tended garden is a thing of beauty. What a joy to see.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I think she is eyeing those tomato's!
Your garden looks great. I have a vine growing on the fence volunteer and my neighbor and I are hoping for some pumpkins..or gourds we shall see?

Angela Ryder said...

Very sweet post, Jann and I'm positive you will be a garden angel one day!~~Angela

Tammy Henderson said...

Jann what a great story! Love your garden and the fence LOVE it!
Tammy

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Very sweet post! I do believe in Angels! Your garden is gorgeous!

Linda

PetraB said...

You are so lucky to have this little sweet angel in your garden. It seems to take good care of it, your garden looks so lovely.

Rose L said...

I believe in all sorts of angels. My lovely niece, only 36 years old, became an Angel Friday morning. I ache for her 5 year old daughter who does not know yet as the family is trying to figure out how to tell her. Not an easy thing. Now Jessica is an Angel to watch over all of us, especially Emma Rose, her daughter.

andrea@townandprairie said...

Yes, I DO believe in angels! My life and my son's life were saved by an angel...I will never forget it or think otherwise. I saw it and I heard it and it's why we are still here. I think my sweet little boy will be a priest one day, or at the very least, he is destined to do something very important, and I really do think he is being protected. Jann, your garden flowers are so pretty! Such soft colors, so romantic. A garden is such a summer delight.

The Tablescaper said...

Beautiful angel and a lovely garden.

Wonderful to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays!

- The Tablescaper

Susan Clayton said...

Garden Angels would explain the huge tomato plants heavy with ripening tomatoes and the various gourd vines in my yard - I did not plant them! A lovely, lovely, post. Have a blessed week!

priscilla said...

Love your gardens with flowers and pumpkins and tomatoes all together !

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Your garden is wonderful and your pumkins are really fairy-talesque!

stefanie said...

oh!! it is all sooooo beautiful!

Laura Turner said...

Such beautiful plants and a sweet post. I must have garden devils! :-)

Angie said...

What a beautiful post - very sentimental. You have some lovely garden memories.
Mothers are always happy providing their children are!

Lavender Cottage said...

I find it sweet how you remember your mother and MIL through gardening. Garden angels do watch out for our precious flowers and plants.