I heard a story once about creation. The devil approaches God and says, “I can create a Garden of Eden just as easy as you can!” God says, “Ok, show me.” So the devil starts to gather his materials. God interrupts him and says, “Oh no, wait just a minute! You have to get your own dirt!”
Get Your Own Dirt
At the Daphne Antique Galleria, we have almost everything you need to create your own “Eden”. But, you will have to get your own dirt. 😉 Here are a few examples of how to add the Spirit of Loveliness to your garden. And you can find everything in the mall.
This rustic, vintage icebox would make a great addition to your outdoor kitchen. Add your favorite beverages, ice, glasses and a few bar tools and you’ll have the perfect outdoor, farmhouse bar. DEALER: pel
DEALER: bcc has watering cans, flower pots and this lovely St. Francis birdfeeder.
Use this farmhouse trough as a planter, cooler or add a piece of glass to the top for a unique console table. DEALER: ewh
These large pelicans would be the perfect “yard art” if you live on the bay. Or add them to your boathouse, pier or patio. DEALER: cab
Add a pair of rocking chairs to your porch, pour a glass of sweet tea and enjoy the view of your Eden. DEALER: coz
A 3-tiered, metal stand with mirrored shelves would make a lovely addition to a screened porch. DEALER: bhb
This quaint, antique carriage seat may not be here long. It’s the perfect size for a balcony or gazebo. It would also look divine on my screened porch with pillows and a couple of ferns flanking the sides. Hurry in before I snatch it! DEALER: cab
Place this lovely birdbath on your porch as a side table or planter. The blues and yellow tones are the perfect colors for a southern veranda. DEALER: lou
Roll this rustic tea cart into your garden and layer it with ferns, begonias or geraniums. Add a birdhouse or a lantern like the one below for more farmhouse decor. DEALER: jsc
A Little Bit of Heaven on Earth
This cute little cherub would be the perfect guardian over your garden. Set amidst a ground cover or bed filled with blooming perennials would be heaven on earth. DEALER: bhb
I’ll leave you with a few chuckles found on Garden Digest:
- When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it. If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant.
- Wanted: Man to take care of cow that does not smoke or drink.
- “The best way to garden is to put on a wide-brimmed straw hat and some old clothes. And with a hoe in one hand and a cold drink in the other, tell somebody else where to dig.”
– Texas Bix Bender, Don’t Throw in the Trowel
- God made rainy days, so gardeners could get the housework done.
- How do you know you are a Master Gardener?
There is a decorative compost container on your kitchen counter.
You would rather go to a nursery to shop than a clothing store.
You prefer gardening to watching television.
You plan vacation trips to arboretums and public parks.
Dirt under your fingernails and calloused palms are matters of pride.
While sipping your sweet tea in your porch rocker, whisper a plea to THE MASTER GARDENER to bless your garden. What better garden accent than a blessing from heaven!