Saturday, April 16, 2016

Juanita's Enchanted Gardens

The winding gravel road to Gran-Nan's house is lined with romantic Bradford Pear Trees and rocks!

bradford pear trees

These aren't your everyday, run-of-the-mill rocks, more like boulders. My parents hauled these giant stones one-by-one to their nesting place under the trees lining their driveway with a tractor, a 3-point hitch and some really strong chain! I remember it like it was yesterday, but it 25 years ago.

The rewards are always worth the effort!

My mom LOVES flowers and my dad enjoys helping her. Together, they give us beautiful scenery to enjoy almost year round.
pink azalea

Seven foot tall Blooming Bushes!
candy tuft

concrete border

blooming bush

She loves clematis!

white clematis

purple clematis

orchid clematis

Purple Iris and another clematis


Mom loves garden statues

Do you see Peachie, her Pom? Not a statue.
And....everything has a place.

The Walk!

Mom laid this concrete path, all by herself, using a 2 x 2 form from Lowe's and Sakrete! This picture makes it difficult to tell just how long it is. The sidewalk winds up to the porch and all the way around her house. Good job Nano!

We are so thankful for her and her beauty!

We kid her a lot about her flowers, harass her even at times but oh the blossoms. I can't imagine home without her gardens.

Loving on the scenery... and .... MOM AND DAD,
The Happy Handicap


  1. Hi Tammy! I'm so happy you posted this. Their garden is amazing !!! So colorful and so much variety! Would love to walk through it with you and your Mom sometime!

    1. Good morning Joan! That would be awesome. You have an open invite anytime. :)

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    1. Thanks Sharon! Stop by and see them before all these blossoms are gone. The next wave will be in shortly. :)

  3. I would love a get away in their enchanted garden.

    1. You can have one any time. Come on down! Better hurry before these flowers go away.