My gardens and garden path offer a quiet and restful place. We all must follow our own path in life and at this time of my life my garden path guides me. Mine includes a garden path which a deep love of nature, gardening, flowers, trees and plants. I love digging in the dirt, pruning a plant to help them grow fuller and stronger and walking my garden paths.
My favorite garden path meanders around the secret garden and pond area. Taking a step on the pea gravel releases pounds of pressure from me. I’ve been walking this path a lot lately to keep me grounded.
The vintage milking stool is one of my favorites…..if I don’t know where it is I freak out! One of my biggest scores for $7…
Winding around the path is one of my favorite plants in my gardens, Queen of the Prairie (Filipendula ruba). It is a hidden gem and a native plant that occurs naturally in scattered counties along the basin of the Illinois River and Chicago.
The beautiful pink plumes provide pollen as a reward for insect visitors, but not nectar. Don’t confuse with Queen of the Meadow (Filipendula ulmaria) is somewhat similar by having white flowers and twisted fruits.
Another favorite is a beautiful England bone china tea cup that was found at Savers for $3.
We just finished our second week of demolition work and there’s about a half week more to go. Yesterday, after hours and hours of demoing, a hidden gem was uncovered…
Do you know what it is? Something that’s original to the Charmer.
Some unexpected history/mystery was also uncovered during the demolition. It’s fun to use my investigative skills, with our construction guy, to solve the mystery. Its really cool to find these things out and adds to the charmer the Charmer already has.
We also found out something quite frightening! Which by the way increased our budget!!!!!