My Garden Doesn’t Look Like Those Magazine Photos — 22 Comments

  1. Hello Karen, I think your flowers look fantastic. My garden doesn’t look like a magazines either but I enjoy gardening just the same. Thank you
    Linda Romer

  2. Good for you doing 2 things you love doing!! I can grow some sunflowers and my butterfly bushes are beautiful and that’s all I can do.. grandmatinaof2(at)

  3. I have never mastered the art of plantings either! Guess we will have to keep trying!

  4. I love gardening. We usually have a large vegetable garden. It keeps me busy all summer, canning. We enjoy the fruits of our labor through the winter months 🙂

  5. Your garden looks lovely. When it comes to my garden, I’m just excited when something is growing. I’m not very good at keeping it immaculate. Weeds are gonna get in there despite the mulch, black plastic, rocks or whatever strategy you try. (Grass can be especially troublesome!) I’ve learned to live with it. Nothing wrong with the wild flower meadow look, anyway. 🙂

  6. Enjoyed reading your comments.
    I like these hops since I get introduced to a lot of authors I have yet to read. Your book sounds really good.

  7. I agree that if it feeds your soul and gives you pleasure that is what counts. My kiddos and I love going to check on the things we grow, seeing them excited is the best part for me!

  8. Your flowers look great! We usually get involved in too many projects during the summer so our gardens usually look like they need a good weeding. lol
    sienkiel1821 at yahoo dot com

  9. I don’t garden, but I like your philosophy. The woods would be very quiet if only the best bird sang, and the same for plantings. Whatever you plant enhances the world somehow. (not entering the contest since I’m in the hop)

  10. Thanks for the dose of reality. So often the blog world makes it seem as if everyone else’s house/garden/life is perfection, while mine is so much more “everyday”–which is fine, just not “magazine perfect”. We’d all be happier if everyone kept it real, don’t you think?

  11. I think your garden looks great, and if it feeds your soul, that’s a bonus.
    (mybeach52 at yahoo dot com)

  12. My plant to product ratio is not so great. I’m not much of a gardener.
    jeanna_massman at hotmail dot com

  13. Nice pic of your garden on a good day. It’s better than my garden…since I am not much of a gardener. I have a few plants in pots on my patio that survive in spite of my care.

  14. Beautiful roses! have you tried chopping up some banana peels and mixing them in at the base of your plants? It was my mom’s secret to big beautiful blooms.

    blueberrycrisp@gmial dot com

  15. Part of my problem is that I huddle inside under the A/C during the heat of summer, so I don’t water my flowers enough! Your garden looks beautiful and does what it is supposed to, uplifts you. Thanks for the giveaway.

    elewkf1 at yahoo dot com