Backyard Cutting Flower Garden Tour & Chickens

September 7, 2012

Yesterday, I took a quick trip over the bridge from Cape Cod onto the mainland.  I was on my way to visit my dear friend, Deb.  I was inspired by her this Spring when she set out to start her very own backyard cutting garden from seeds.  Like myself, she spent the winter researching her new interest.  She read books, thumbed through countless magazines and gardening catalogs.  Today, I had the pleasure of seeing her gardens in person.  She upcycled and made eight raised beds with her family.  Even after the heavy rain storm a few days prior, the beds are bursting with amazing flowers.  Between the butterflies and bees, it is simply magical, heavenly and intoxicating.  Time melted away.






Of course, I had to pull myself away and say hello to her girls.  The coop called to me through the flowers.  I could not believe how much they grown since the coop tour!




Deb has been so inspired by her latest gardening passion that she is planning on authoring a book about her cutting garden.  I can’t wait!  Don’t you just love it when you take a leap of faith into the unknown and not only succeed but find pleasure, reward and gratification in ways you did not even imagine?  This is what happened here, all in Deb’s backyard.  Sometimes, life blooms in very unexpected ways.

Photo Credits:  Tilly’s Nest


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11 thoughts on “Backyard Cutting Flower Garden Tour & Chickens”

  1. Such kind words my friend! Your visit gave me a late summer lift too and you got me curious about bee's. When I went out this morning there were three different types on the flowers…I recognized the honeybees' with their saddle bags plump with pollen. I wonder if their the same ones from yesterday! It's always a great day when we make time for friends! I'll be headed your way before you know it!

    • I am not sure when the book will be out. She is working on it over the winter and then talking to the publisher. I will keep you all posted. I can't wait to get a copy of my own.


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