Sunday, June 14, 2009

Share a Garden Sunday

Welcome back! There were so many beautiful gardens last week that shared, I thought we'd take a stab at a second Share a Garden Sunday! If you'd like to share your garden, grab the button above and make sure to link your blog through the comments portion of this post. (I still can't seem to get Mr. Linky to work!) Make sure to get around and see all the great posts!

This weekend has been projects projects projects at Casa de la Vanderdogan. I had to scrape the back porch, sand it, fill the spots, sand it, fill the spots ... you're getting the picture, right? The chores and tasks seem endless when you own a home that's older than you and your partner combined! In the middle of all of this though, I took some time to plant a beautiful urn with flowers, vines, and grasses for a wonderful neighbor on our street.

If you've been coming to my blog for long, you'll know all about our Garden Walk. This year - our second annual - we decided as a block club to honor one of the residents of the street with a planter. This special planter would signify the dedication the recipient has for Orchard Parkway, and their neighbors. This year, that award goes to a very special person who has lived on the street for longer than I've been alive. She, and her recently deceased husband have been wonderful stewards for this street - keeping it, perhaps, the most beautiful in the city. So, in order to honor her dedication - this urn, a beautiful resin piece made to look like rusting antique wrought iron, is filled with purple queen, wave pink petunias, english ivy, spider plant/grass, and beautiful dahlias - which partial proceeds of purchase go to the Susan G. Komen foundation.

The dahlias were really a thoughtful touch. Our recipients late husband used to grow dahlias as a hobby. Impressive, massive dahlias, at that. We certainly hope that she is as impressed with this planter as we are with her service and dedication to keeping Orchard Parkway beautiful. I am happy to give it to her next Wednesday - though I will miss looking at it in our backyard.
Now, check out these great gardens being shared this week!
Shell @ Sit A Spell
Bridget @ My Silly Blog
Chris C and Jon J @ The Great Wall of Lutz
Deborah @ Midlife Poet
Karen Deborah @ Fresh Fixins