Thursday, November 3, 2016

FLOWER GARDEN WITH PONDS, INSPIRATION THURSDAY

Every Thursday, we like to post a picture of something we've found online that inspires us to do something similar at the farm.  
Sort of our own blog bulletin board so that we can eventually look back and, hopefully anyway, recreate it...enjoy!

Water pond garden, image courtesy of www.BHG.com
OK, this one just really goes without saying...it's pretty in every aspect.  We call it a dream garden.  What's not to love?  Flowers.  Windmills.  Water tank ponds.  Trees.  Grass.  More flowers.

We realize this is probably several years worth of work to get something looking like this but hey, every journey begins with a step, right?   

Be inspired!

17 comments:

Linda said...

I love the juxtaposition of the textures and such pretty flowers.

laurie said...

exactly right!! We always admire beautiful gardens but sometimes we fail to see the years of planning and patiently waiting for plants to grow and spread, instant gardens are possible but there is certainly something to be said for cultivating our own dreams,,whats that saying? '" Its the journey not the destination that gives the joy ",

Nadezda said...

I was inspired 10 year ago and made my own garden pond digging the soil, putting linen and water in it. It's a dream garden, yes, it is, but ...it need a lot of work every year in spring, summer and autumn to maintenance the pond water balance.

Elephant's Child said...

Love those ponds. Some day I will have a water feature. Some day...

Texas Rose said...

What a beautiful, peaceful setting - a "dreamy" place!

Donna OShaughnessy said...

Reminds me of a you tube video I saw of a guy who made an outdoor hot tub out of an old cast iron tub and a wood stove. All built in beautiful surroundings of course. I am definitely inspired!

Jason and Michelle said...

It is so pretty and green. I love the flowers.

Colleen said...

Beautiful.
Like everything; one step at a time; starting small and working your way up.
For me; I'm not that much for ponds. Too much upkeep making sure pump is working at all times, no leaks in the liner, hoping any fish a person may have, don't die, etc. etc., etc. Flowers that come up every year...........Yes; ponds, No for me.

1st Man said...

That's what drew us to this picture I think. Lots of texture and color. Thanks!!

1st Man said...

Yep, we see these and fall in love but so often forget how much work it takes. But we like them to be our inspiration as a goal to work toward. I love your quote, it definitely is the journey that gives the joy. thanks!

1st Man said...

I know it's a lot of work and how awesome for you. I bet even though you have to do a lot of work, you probably enjoy the end result every day. Thanks!!!

1st Man said...

Some day is ok, as long as we remember and work toward that goal, right? We want a water feature too but we'll get there, someday too, ha!

1st Man said...

A good place to rest after doing all the work to do it, ha.

1st Man said...

Oh I would love one of those, I've seen some of them online. I think that's such a great idea. And I could TOTALLY see you having one of those tucked away in a corner. :-)

1st Man said...

Isn't it so pretty? The green is great with all the color of the flowers. Thanks!!

1st Man said...

Baby steps for sure, ha. Ponds can be work, well, ARE work. Maybe we'll start small. I'll have to post a picture of 2nd Family's little water feature, so pretty and very small and they don't do much to it.

Sandy said...

1st Man,

Always pretty!!!