Channeling a little Thoreau, a little John Denver while gardening

Memorial Day weekend means getting all our gardens into shape.  I’ve got more of a black thumb than green (meaning I’ve killed the vast majority of things I’ve planted :-)) but there are some plants I can keep alive! I decided to rely on the tried and true this year so that my gardens will stay pretty all summer long.

My husband has a thing for fountains and bought a couple for our deck. I love having them and enjoyed filling the deck with plants to accompany the flowing waters. One of the fountains has a light so you can see the flowing water at night – very cool!

Lately I’ve gotten into listening to John Denver and whenever I hear his hit, “Rocky Mountain High,” I feel like he’s singing about a modern day Thoreau. It was nice to have the spirit of Henry with me while digging my fingers into the soil, hoping to add color and new life to our surroundings.

Here’s how it all came out. After the flower slide show, there’s a video I posted of John Denver singing “Rocky Mountain High” at his Wildlife Concert.

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4 thoughts on “Channeling a little Thoreau, a little John Denver while gardening

  1. Christine Houde says:

    I can picture you singing Rocky Mountain High while planting your beautiful garden. Perhaps that’s why the garden this year looks inspired! Love the deck gardens, fountains and everything. I miss John Denver. Too bad he left us so young…..

  2. Tarissa says:

    I love the flower beds! You did a wonderful job.

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