I have the most wonderful view from my studio window. Just beyond the raised bed planters that are now teaming with green growth (fodder for another post) is my perennial bed.
This bed is one of the first I began working on when we moved here nearly seven years ago. Slowly replaceing shrubs with perennials.
Each year I add a few more of my favorites and each year the reward is greater. This columbine was a little four inch pot when it went into the ground now it towers at over three feet enchanting me with these delicate blooms.
I love the chaos of a cottage garden and the tufts of yellow coreopsis mingling with the dianthus and statice never fails to deliver.
And then there are the stately delphinium with their ever finicky ways. They continue to test my boundaries as a gardener but my stubborn streak to make them love my garden is as strong as theirs to make me earn their favor.
It amazes me that I sometimes forget to look out the window when I am busy in the throws of every day life. But then I catch a glimpse of what lies just outside and I am so thankful for this little slice of beauty and I wander outside and breathe it all in and I'm reminded once again to slow down and truly live.
Happy Mothers Day!