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  1. Your garden is way ahead of mine in Indiana although I do have all mine planted in pots and other things like you do. I would love to sit and look at your beautiful garden, too. You really have a green thumb.

  2. Is mandevella a perennial? Garden is beautiful.

    1. It is frost tender, so once it gets below 50 degrees you’d have to either move it in or it dies. So I treat it as an annual.

  3. Your patio garden looks so lush and lovely. I’ve barely begun. I’m hoping to get to the garden center this week so I can start.

  4. Love looking at all this beauty, Brenda! Thanks for the show-and-tell.

  5. Dear Brenda,
    Enjoy your patio garden pics so very! I have a raised bed garden at our new home but I’m struggling with health issues to keep up! Your pics inspire me. Thank You and Blessings.

  6. Ohh everything looks so lovely Brenda!
    Gorgeous colors.
    Most all my favorites.
    We have very little growth in our garden.
    Just too chilly to plant yet.
    Soon though.
    It’s possible we might hire a gardening store to lay new sod.
    Everything needs to be raked with a nice load of new soil. A big job.
    Thanks for sharing your garden pics Brenda!

  7. Hi Brenda! If you remember, I have 5 acres to take care of and lots more grass than my two horses can eat. Seems like all I do is mow and weed eat. As I was shoving my beastly rolling weed eater around the barn and horse runs yesterday I was thinking how delightful it was back when I had a house in town and only had the house and yard to take care of. Seeing your garden makes me miss it even more, but my horses and I will be here until they drop or I do because I love those guys like I gave birth to them! They’re not especially old so I just hope I’m still young enough to have a garden like yours to devote more time to when they’re taken to horse heaven. You certainly are an expert at making the very most of a small space and that’s what I fantasize about, a small space haha.

  8. It’s all so beautiful and artfully arranged. Do you know offhand your patio dimensions? I have a patio I’d like to spiff up and trying to estimate how it compares in size.

  9. Your beautiful patio garden induces a deep breath and then I simply release a deep sigh! It’s the most beautiful patio garden I’ve ever seen.

  10. What a beautiful and cozy spot where you have the wicker settee, with the flowers and bird baths. I love your sun burst on the fence, love it all. I would be so happy to sit there with a drink, and just soak all the lovely in. I bet the fragrance of all of this is just as wonderful as looking at it all!. Wishing you well, Brenda, hugs from WI.

  11. The colors are a feast for the eyes, heart and soul. So beautiful, Brenda! Your garden is far ahead of mine in SE Wisconsin. Things need a few weeks of sun and warmer weather before they’re ready to bloom, other than the flowering cherry out front and the purple leaf plum. We’ve been below or about “seasonal” temps but after the early tease of late spring with temperatures in the 70s and even hitting 80 a few times, it was such a disappointment when the weather turned relatively normal again, and the plants thought so too. While my neighbor’s bleeding heart has been blooming and full height for weeks, mine is only 6 inches tall! However, my columbines that have spread willy nilly are nearly ready to bloom – all different shades from pale lavender to deep purple. We’ve needed rain and got some yesterday, but not an inch. We are at a water deficit right now. I went flower shopping with a friend on Thursday, and plants are slowly going in, but I can’t be on my knees too long and struggle to get up, and sitting on a little stool to plant is not optimum but is the only alternative. I will have to wait until the soil and grass dry up a bit to finish planting 8 more little annuals plus one tomato plant. Couldn’t resist having fresh tomatoes again, I missed them last year when I didn’t plant any. The big flower shopping date here is usually Memorial Day weekend. We sure don’t have the long growing season you do!

  12. Beautiful, soothing blooms. You have created a work of art.

  13. Thank you for sharing your beautiful garden with us! Have a blessed day.

  14. Brenda,
    Your garden is lovely. I feel your peace there. One of the most beautiful patio spaces I have seen.

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