Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Best Part of Our Day with Marion!

Lots of Curb Appeal with Marion's House!
You Can Tell A Gardener Lives Here!
A Tranquil and Lovely Place to Garden!
Marion's Garden Just Keeps Going and Going!
It's a Tree Peony, not a Camellia!
Gets a Bit Wild at Marion's!
She Even Has Her Own Fox!
She Trials Plants for Mr. Fothergill's

Now Here is Something We Have on Our Patio in Pittsburgh, Figs!
A Beautiful Clematis Growing on the Garage!
Having a Cuppa with Marion!
Well, whenever you are feeling overwhelmed in your gardens, please feel free to come over to this blog and this post and really feel better.  I got so much out of my visit with Marion.  I think the biggest thought was not to sweat the small stuff and really enjoy what you have.  It may not be perfect, but nature is not perfect.  Marion's garden is a bit wild because every year she trims the nettle growing in her garden and places it on the paths for the seven species of butterflies to lay their eggs!  How more wonderful can it get?  I asked how often she works in the garden and she told me every day.  I said in my last post that I wanted to grow up and be like Marion.  If I'm only half as flexible as you are, dear Marion, I will be happy!  Does this young lady look 85?  I think not and gardening does agree with her!  Keep teaching about gardening and life, Marion!  You are my heroine and hopefully we will meet again one day soon!
Thanks for Spending the Day with Us, Marion


Anonymous said...

Marion's garden looks lovely, and her hard work is certainly keeping her fit.

Terra said...

I can tell she is a lovely lady who looks like a very young gal, not 85.
Lovely garden and I like when people leave room for a fox and help butterflies. We have a skunk family in our city yard.

Marion said...

Awww, that was Lovely, Nancy. I did so enjoying having you. I think you were the lucky one to be wearing a hat in my spinney where the brambles are attacking. By the way the soil in Bristol is alkaline and not suitable for camellias - that was a tree peony in the picture! You did see camellias in Phylogeny Garden at the Botanic Garden but they can provide mounds of the appropriate ericaceous compost!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

I love Marion's garden. It's my kind, wild and comforting. She inspires me and I thank you for sharing her lovely gardens with us.

Love and hugs to you ~ FlowerLady

Lemon Verbena Lady said...

She is really inspirational, Tracey!

She is really one of a kind, Terra!

Thanks for everything, dear Marion! The camellia reference is already tree peony! Hope to see you again soon!

Thanks FL! Marion's gardens just go on and on and are such an inspiration!

Thanks ladies for stopping by! xo