Spring is in the air where I live amongst the rolling bluegrass hills of Kentucky. In between the frequent rain showers, we have gotten the boat onto the lake for serious fishing and enjoyed a number of bike rides along the trails in our neighborhood. All of the rain which falls on my home state also means my perennials are bursting with leaves and flowers. It also meant the weeds shot sky-high! Anyone who works in their garden and yard knows that no matter how small the plots, after a snowy and very cold winter, getting everything into tip-top shape takes a great deal of time and back-aching labor. Luckily, since this is our sixth summer in Kentucky, the plants are well-established so it wasn’t nearly as difficult and the end result is exactly as I planned when we moved in. I am proud of my garden so before turning to the main topic of this blog, I have to share a few pictures.
Isn’t my garden fabulous? I am very proud of what we have created. Gardening is something I have always enjoyed immensely, but between working full time, busy raising kids, and living in the hellaciously hot California central valley with earth of hard clay, managing to have a flourishing, manicured garden was nearly impossible. The climate in Kentucky is SO much better and the plethora of plants that thrive here is amazing. The hardest part is limiting myself!
Anyway, thanks for sharing in a slice of my real life joy.
For today’s blog post, as I continue my series theme of “What is that Thing?” with a historical twist, I figured it made sense to look at interesting architectural structures unique to Regency/Georgian gardens. I’ve blogged on this topic a number of times on my website, so for some of you guessing these objects will be easy-peasy. For others they might be a challenge. As with the previous posts (links to all four of them below) try to guess what the things in the image collage are before clicking the dropdown reveal. Let me know how many you knew in the comments below and your thoughts on the history.
Links to the previous four blogs, if you missed them: