Thursday, July 30, 2009

A Bit of Good, A Bit of Bad and the Real Ugly.

My friends have too much faith in my gardening skills. When they think of my yard they see this:And I tell them sure it looks good, but I have four foot weeds. They don't believe me, because all they see is the toe height weeds in my front rock garden.They say sure you have that one wild garden that hides your air conditioning unit, but it supposed to look full and a bit out of control. Plus there are no weeds in there. (There are, but they are hidden well.)
I say look closely and they scan their eyes over my yard and move to the backyard and do the same thing. Nothing. Then they comment on the pretty flowers off in the distance poking over the edge of my pool.They are so lovely and delicate. What are their names? I say go take a closer look. As they walk toward the back of my yard and circle around my pool, they are slapped in the face with this:
Moral of the story: You can hide anything behind a large thing and give people the impression that you are a superstar.

Add-on to the Moral of the Story: Weeds can pass as lovely and delicate for only so long and only at a distance.

Besides watching the weeds grow I did some creating this week. I seem to scrap like I garden...haphazardly. That is my word for the day. I had to fit it in somewhere. Anyway, the layout:

The Journaling: You DID it! You held on as if your life depended on it and were able to remain on the float and win the respect of all that went down before you.
Thanks for stopping by. May all your weeds be wildflowers and, if they aren't, be like me and pretend they are. Then hire children to pick them for pool privileges. You can see how well that has worked for me? It hasn't. There's another moral here, but enough is enough! :o)
Have a great day!


walesk said...

hey! that's why my garden looks like... with lots of lovely and delicate flowers LOL

fantastic layout! I love that yellow polka dot paper :)

Missy said...

LOL First I love the layout. I <3 poka-dot paper. Second...I too have lots and lovely and delicate flowers in my garden too.

Ki said...

Terrific page!!!
And re the weeds...are you actually supposed to pull those out? LOL... just kidding. I despise weeding!

Greta said...

You are awesome!! Obviously the last picture doesn't fit with the rest. Your gardens all look stunning. I love the container one in the first pic. I'm doing those next year - one each side of the front door and each side of the garage door. At least that's my plan...and hope they turn out like yours.

Now, about your 4-ft weeds. You need to go along with people when they talk about the delicate flowers. Nobody needs to know they are weeds. Besides, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Right?

I was going to suggest hiring the kids to help, but I see you've tried. Darn. How about telling them that they can't EVER, EVER, EVER pull them out?

Greta said...

And I love the layout too. Love the bits here and there. And is that actual stitching? WAY cool!!!

Briana said...

Denise, your garden is beautiful . . . in the front anyway - totally. I love those rocks and the bee balm and the light pink together. Great AC camo. Well, there's just not time to get to it all - gotta leave time to email, scrap, and swim! I left you love on your page at SC.

karen m. (akaliz) said...

wow, wow, wow, wow, WOW! beautiful stuff. love the layout too!

i agree with Greta about the weeds. you should have started them young and told them they were terribly expensive flowers that are almost impossible to grow. you'd have zero weeds.

or, i could just swing by with owen and let him wreak his havoc.

vtpuggirl said...

No you didn't make the children weed to use the pool! LOL, why didn't I think of that?

Zorina said...

Whatever you say, i still like your garden. be it all flowers or flowers with weeds, it's awesome!! I live in a nope, I dont have a garden to look at.

Cute layout, girlie!

Kelly said... are hilarious Denise ;o)
Gorgeous layout xxx

Close To Home said...

hehe! i so agree about the wildflower/flower/weed thing..yep...totally. i look upon your garden, denise, and i only see beautiful living growing things. :0 i love the colors of your garden, btw.

--your page rocks!---

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

OMG you always make me laugh! I love reading your blog! That layout is super cool too - I left a comment on it at SC.

Thanks for visiting my blog and for all your kind words!

moonlightgrrl said...

oh, denise... perfection not required my dear. you still have a lovely garden :-)

and i do so love that LO!

Lyn said...

I have a lot of respect for people who take the time to plant gardens around their home and maintain them... I am not one of those people.... we have not planted one single thing around this place since building three years ago!! I just have no interest.
Love your layouts!!
PS Sunny is a great show... if you decide to join in the fun, be prepared for plenty of inappropriateness!!

Larajc said...

I love your yard...I am sure God created weeds too, because some of them are darn pretty! Love your layout!

aimee said...

you make me the pool page.