My Garden Retreat

My Garden Retreat
photo Gridley Graves for Country Living

Oops...I've done it again!

I have gone and done it again!
I have been away from Blogland far too long !

And my.... how I have missed you!

I have not even logged in to see others new posts in several weeks!

I  been working out in my garden...when the weather permits!
It has been a cold, rainy few weeks.
But when I am not at work(the store),
At a clients home,
or working on the renovation....
I am here in my yard and garden.
It's still quite early and very little is finished or in bloom yet.
But, I thought I would let you see my progress.
This picture I took this morning as I was leaving for work...It's the little pond we put in last summer and I am still working on it!
Every time we are near the creek...we drag home limestone rocks...

This is our summer garden. We have just gotten the veggies planted.

The strawberries and rhubarb are doing really well this year!
And I am very proud of my espaliered fruit trees.

This is the peach tree...
And here are our very first peaches!

The pear trees are doing well too!
We had pears for the first time last summer.
The espaliered trees are 3 years old now and doing well on their own without too much pruning.

My herb beds got a face lift this year...tumbled Belgian pavers instead of the lumbar sides it had for several seasons.

I am finishing up the guest bedroom next week at my clients home...and she will let me post photos to share with you upon it's completion!
I can't wait!
I hope everyone is doing well....and I promise to stop by soon!
I so miss visiting your blogs and reading your posts and seeing all the amazing things that each of you are doing!
Next week I will posting about my trip to see Rebecca Ersfield and her  fabulous store in Chicago!
Plus introduce you to a new friend I met on the way!
Have a Wonderful Weekend my Friends!


  1. Hello there, my Sweet Friend! I love your garden, I wish mine was that gorgeous and lush... you have a lot of rain that really helps. I hope you have had a great week.

    Blessings And Smiles,

  2. Thank you for sharing your garden photos....Love the pond! Looking forward to seeing the photos of your client's guest bedroom!

    That Rebecca is wonderful isn't she...but then so are you!

    Have a truly lovely weekend!


  3. Beautiful garden you have ......

    Hugs from Ria

  4. Girl, your garden is stunning!
    It has a very Austen-esque feel to it, makes you want to take a turn around the peonies, hehehe!

    So happy to see you in my 'hood today!
    Love ya!


  5. Wow Donna! You should be proud! Your garden and trees make me a tad envious. lol. Have a beautiful day and I can't wait to see pictures of your adventures!

  6. ...oh my! I absolutely love the espalier trees!!! Such a beautiful garden.
    xo, Rosemary

  7. This is beautiful..gardening is obviously "another" one of your many talents :)!& I am excited to see your pic.s of your time w/ Rebecca!{you need to post a pic. of your sweet little gift to her:)}. & ...I've been dreaming about July :)
    Blessings my dear friend..

  8. Your garden is so beautiful! I can't wait to hear about your trip to see Rebecca.


  9. Donna your garden is so beautiful. I think all your hard work is so paying off. I have much to do yet, but I love the work. It has to be my favorite thing to do.
    I am so excited to hear all about your visit to Rebecca's incredible place. I just love that girl!

  10. Oh my goodness Donna, your garden is fabulous!! I love your espaliered peach tree!!! It is lovely to see you back here in blogland, you have been missed!! Wishing you a wonderful weekend ~ Tina x

  11. Must be amazing to be able to grow peaches - gosh, I would love that :-)


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