My friend Deb for years now has grown the most beautiful dahlias. Raised beds upon raised beds dance with dahlias, zinnias and among other blooms in her cutting garden. This spring, I was inspired to try dahlias in my garden. It was Longfield Gardens once again that gave me a boost. They generously sent me some dahlia tubers to put into the ground.
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.