Click to open pics: I got word from the newspaper that the Garden Redo feature would run on the Saturday we left for the beach, so I was so excited to check the paper that morning as we were leaving! Of course, I had to stop & buy extra papers to send my friends and family in Atlanta. I did take it with me to share with my 2 girlfriends that I caught up with at the beach & they thought it was very cool.
Here’s my original post on this garden bed, if you’d like to see more pics: Garden Redo
Oh, I have to tell you the story about my 10-year old neighbor, Grant. He was the very first person we met after we moved in here. We were out in the yard just after moving in and Grant from next door showed up and introduced himself. His dad came over and met us too and we eventually met both neighbors next door, who are really sweet people. Grant has helped me out numerous times in the yard. He really did help me pull out those boxwoods, dug holes, watered, and whatever else he can help me with. His dad says he’s not so good about helping him at home. He’s a sweet kid though & helped us out while we were on vacation by watering our plants. Everyone else I’ve met in the neighborhood who have moved in after us has already met Grant first. That guy gets around! If everyone were that friendly, all neighborhoods would be the better for it. He looks like Opie Taylor too.
I had several folks at church on Sunday tell me that they had seen the article. I’m honored to make the paper again and will definitely frame these features in my office and hopefully use them on my decorating resume. It’s just a fun little something to do! I don’t think we ever had anything like this feature in the Atlanta paper, so I had to move to Birmingham for this to happen. My hubby is teasing me about being famous now, so I’ll enjoy it and try to keep my head from swelling too much, LOL. 🙂
I was tagged by Pat at Back Porch Musings. I was to pick up the book nearest me and turn to page 28, find paragraph 3 and write about that paragraph here. The nearest book was a magazine, Traditional Home, September 2006. The third paragraph is a question from the editors…..If money were no object, how would you remodel your current dwelling? They go on to list reader’s comments on how they would remodel their homes. “Wish lists addressed both function & aesthetics, including everything from enlarging a ridiculously small pantry to designing a sublime gathering space for multitudes of friends & generations of family.”
So, how would YOU answer that question? I think for me, it would be getting our deck turned into a screened porch. I have all my wicker furniture stored in the garage from my old sunroom & porch & would love to have a nice screened porch to enjoy during Spring-Fall. I know I would use that space a lot if I could snuggle up on my wicker couch & be outdoors all at the same time.
Have a great week!
Congrats Rhoda. Very nice article and I love the picture.
Wow! You’re famous – again! The plantings look beautiful.
We screened in our back porch and it was the best money we ever spent. I sit out there all day and evening. We can use it almost the whole year.
Rhoda, congratulations on the article about your garden. You have done so much work on it and it sure looks beautiful. I especially love the roses. Wish mine looked that good. Grant sounds like a little character. And not only does your yard look beautiful but so do you! Great picture.
If money were no object, I would add on to my house and put a sunroom and a larger master bedroom with another bath. I’ve always wanted double french doors walking out onto my back patio from my bedroom. hmmmmm!
Congratulations on your article!
How wonderful that little Grant was so helpful. He is an important fellow to aid in buildging community 🙂
What an honor ~ and well deserved ~ to have your garden re-do featured.
Thirty-One Trendy says
This is the first time I’ve seen your blog and I LOVE it! Congrats on the newspaper article. Anyway if I could remodel my house, I would add a second floor and bump out the entire back wall. We bought a cottage and I love it for it’s style but it’s tiny. I’d likesome more space.
linda t says
Oh Rhoda, what a sweet article and great pics!
What an honor! You certainly have a knack for decorating inside and outside. But then like you, I love my outdoor ‘rooms’ as much as my indoor rooms!
Well, Miss Rhoda! You are quite the celebrity!
I’ll have my people call your people next time I’m in Birmingham and we’ll do lunch! 😉
Heather ~ Pretty Petals says
That is so great! You are a gardening celebrity! LOL
I just spent the last 15 minutes browsing your photos of your home..just lovely!! I love everything!
Jen @ The Cottage Nest says
Rhoda- That is so wonderful! I’m just tickled for you.
I enjoyed the picutres from your vacation. I felt relaxed just looking at them!
Oh my, you really ARE famous! With such a beautiful yard and a fabulous adorable neighbor Grant. Lucky, hardworking you!
And if money were no object… I would hire a bulldozer… you get the picture.
Sophie Honeysuckle says
Hi Rhoda- thanks for stopping by again! I really enjoyed reading your blog today, what a fun project that must have been for the two of you!!
Have a great weekend!!
Rhoda, so glad you came by and read the posting about Justin’s Place. He is amazing…..Betty
Rhoda, Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Congratulations on appearing in the paper. How fun! Your little neighbor reminds me of a sweet little boy who lived across the street from me. Peyton was from Kentucky and he moved back there a year ago. We still miss him around here.
As for your question…if money were no object, I wouldn’t live here. I’d have a cottage at the beach!
I’m so excited for you about the article! It’s wonderful to have your hard work rewarded by being in the paper. And your yard looks beautiful – and so fun that your neighbor helped you (kids always seem to like helping other people do things rather than doing the same things at home (not as much fun I guess :o)
Way to go Rhoda – you certainly are famous now! Wish I had a neighborhood boy like Grant – could you ship him over to Raleigh for a while please? I really need help watering! We are desperate for rain after a week of 90 degrees – of course it will all come down at once in a deluge, probably when I’m on my Canadian trip in June!
Thanks for all your lovely recent comments – I’m so behind answering everyone due to having company. So glad your beach trip was fun – it looked like a beautiful area.
Simply Me Art says
Congratulations Rhoda, that is Wonderful. Your Neighbor Grant sounds like he adds a little fun to the neighborhood.
Daisy Cottage says
BIG ((HUGS)) for you Rhoda! I’m tickled pink over this WONDERFUL article on you and your amazing talents.. you deserve this so much! Congratulations!
Congratulations to you! The garden looks fabulous. I found your site through Andrea and I love, love, love it!!!!
Blessings to you,
Robin Sherwood frecklefarm says
Congratulations on your article. it is so thrilling to see you get the media coverage you deserve. Your flowers and garden are a masterpiece.