Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Summer Inspiration

Happy New Week Everyone.

First I want to thank all of you for your sweet and kind comments shared on my last post about losing our sweet Cooper.  He was a sweet boy and we miss him so.  That little guy with his long ears and big droopy eyes will be in our hearts forever!



I thought I would post some of my past flower garden pictures for a little inspiration and uplifting post today.  I am a summer girl and love my time with garden flowers.  I love to water, feed and just get my hands in the dirt.  So relaxing and peaceful for me.  

With us moving at the end of May and construction starting at the new house,  I will probably have limited flowers this season at the new place.  I did order some cute flower boxes for the windows up front on the new cottage.  Hope to do a few beds of flowers out front too.  We will be staying with my daughter for a month or so after we close to get the construction under way of the new garage and basement before we officially move.  So I will be limited on what I can do in the garden this year with being far away to water everyday. 

I will be taking out the lower bushes on the left side under the window to put up the new window boxes.  Then where the bushes are I will be putting in knock out roses and annuals to fill in the beds.  Eventually pavers will make this sidewalk look pretty too.


Here goes some of the past flower garden pics.  Enjoy the inspiration.

























I have begun to take down and sell or wrap up  for this next move.  Packing up my favorites  to move on to the next cottage.

Enjoy this new week.  Hope to have upcoming changes to show you on the new cottage as we move forward.

Hugs,
Kris

44 comments:

  1. Wow, you are certainly going to miss having a garden to putter in this season! No doubt you will have time to do at least a little planting, I'm sure you can start planters at your daughter's house and then move them when you get into the new house. Can't wait to see what you do to make your new cottage as gorgeous as your last two! So sad about sweet Cooper, what a cute baby he was.

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  2. I have always been in awe of your flowers every season! You have just a way with them. I do try....

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  3. Kris - Am so anxious to see all you do to make this new home "your home". I know it will be fantastic. It won't take you long to get it looking just perfect and gorgeous. I know the next month or so will be so hectic for you all but keep us posted, OK?

    Have a great week.

    Judy

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  4. It's always a thrill to see your cheery photos! They are so popular everywhere online and in print. I just learned about your sweet dearie Cooper. So sorry to hear. You were so good to him. There seems to be an arc about your whole ordeal. I'm so happy that you have found such a lovely place to make your home.

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  5. Oh, your pictures have me dreaming of summer, Kris! Can't wait to see all the changes in new place. I know you're probably anxious to get started. I can't blame you. Hope it's a great week! :) Kim

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  6. Can't wait to see it all. The lounge chair will be perfect for the new yard

    Cindy

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  7. It is always a joy to see your gardens Kris. I am in the say boat. With the building of this new house, we will not be in until July or August. So I will plant some shrubs and trees in the fall.

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  8. Your gardens are always so beautiful and bursting with color! Can't wait to see the new changes!

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  9. What a way to lift the spirit, Kris. Love your plans for the front.

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  10. Kris, when I see petunias I think of you. It gets too hot very quickly and petunias are really just for the cooler spring. I am in awe when I see yours. You and I both will have limited gardening this year but plenty of time to be inspired and plan. Can't wait to get my hands in the dirt again. :)

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  11. I know you are excited to get into this new home and make it your own. I am so thrilled for you.

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  12. Oh Kris, I'm so sorry to hear about Cooper. That picture you posted of him-so adorable. Thanks for the garden pictures. Can't wait to see what you do with your new home. Milena

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  13. Oh Kris, I can hardly wait to see all the wonderful magic that you and Terry do to your new cottage. I like what you are planning on doing.

    Loved all the pictures of past flowers in your cottage.

    Have a wonderful week and Happy Spring.

    Lots of hugs,
    Mary

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  14. Wow, Kris! I've seen photos over time of your lovely deck and yard with all the gorgeous blooms, but this "burst" of color post is simply amazing. And then there are all your fabulous accessories. The signs, the bicycle, and all the other cottagey touches. I'm in heaven looking at these photos. Like you I'm a summer girl. Love digging in the dirt and seeing my cottage garden grow. I can't wait to see your window boxes. They are going to make your little cottage so adorable. Hugs, Nancy

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  15. You must be bursting Kris in anticipation of working your magic and making your cottage enchanting and charming. I love the paver path idea and the window boxes will be pretty under the windows. We will all enjoy your remodeling journey as we follow along post to post.
    xoxo

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  16. Good morning Kris! Seeing your photos from your first house (at least when I met you on blogging), bring back many happy smiles. I just know you are going to personalize this new and darling cottage with your touch. It's definitely worth it to get all the basic and important things done first (the basement, the garage) so you can have the REAL FUN when all that is in place. I hope that during your waiting period at your daughter's house, that the weather will be gorgeous and at least you can enjoy the warmth.

    HAPPY MAY!

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  17. I remember those wonderful pics of your garden. I'm sure that your next garden will be stunning too
    HUgs Alessandra

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  18. Good Morning Kris
    Those pictures were gorgeous* You sure do have a green thumb :) I love gardening also. Window boxes are going to look amazing in the front under those windows. Have the best day ever Kris
    deezie

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  19. Sigh...I think your garden pictures are what really made me fall in love with your blog! (Although the inside ones were just as captivating). After losing my mom, I lost my joy in gardening and my beds suffered for it. Hoping to recapture it with the new beds I put in at the farm. Working on simplifying the city house ones (I only have so much energy and time or I'm just ready to move on!)
    Can't wait to see the progress on the new place! I hope you'll get to enjoy some growing time before summer ends!
    Hugs,
    Cecilia

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  20. It is always lovely to revisit the gardens at your homes. This year may be only pots and planters for your new cottage but just wait until next year. I can just see you incorporating many of the beautiful features into your new gardens. You are so good about keeping us all informed on what is going on...too bad our interest doesn't translate into actual help...ha! Busy, exciting days ahead for you. xoxo

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  21. I have a strong feeling that Cottage III's gardens are going to be even more spectacular! I know that back yard is going to be absolutely amazing when you put your magic touch to it. Any updates on finding your Mom a senior's living center?

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  22. Such inspiration! The time will fly and before you know it you will be working in your garden next year...enjoying the sun, scents and lovelies. The picture of your lounger is one I see frequently on other sites as a "dream space". You are an inspiration to many! I have been working on redoing my back yard from one of primarily lawn to one of no lawn and all "Junk" (garden art) and pretty plants.
    Enjoy the time you will be spending at your daughters. Hope all continues to improve with your mother and hoping you are able to find suitable new residential facility for her soon.
    Have a blessed late spring day.

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  23. I'm so thankful I knew Cooper through your blog, Kris.

    And your pictures are inspirational. All those pinks and lavenders are calling my name but I think it is your touch of magic that makes them flourish so.

    Take care,
    Dewena

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  24. I am always just in awe of how beautiful your old yard was, kris. The neat thing is I know that the new place will be just as pretty or even prettier. You and I are both summer peeps and love all the lushness of green growing things. Well, I do like Fall, too, as well as I like summer actually---but I love summer for the wonderful growing season we get here in the Midwest. Love to you- Happy new house!! xo Diana

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  25. I'm so sorry to hear about Cooper. What a cutie he was and I'm sure you are missing him terribly. We lost two beloved dogs in less than a year, so I understand how hard the loss is. Thanks for sharing all your garden inspiration!

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  26. So beautiful pictures of your pervious garden.. hopefully next year you'll do the same in you current.. I'm looking forward for that..

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  27. Oh how I enjoyed seeing your past gardens again!....I am sure next Spring we will see lots of beauty in your new yard!....I am so happy for your two I could scream!!...Looking forward to all of your projects by Team Kris and Terry! You two are the best!

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  28. Your garden pictures are gorgeous, and soon you'll be working your magic on the new cottage. I think the window boxes are going to add a lot of curb appeal!

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  29. Kris, I am so very sorry about your sweet dog. I know everyone's heart is hurting. I have missed getting around to my blog family. Sending hugs.
    I have always loved your garden areas around your home. It will be so nice to see you transform your new home. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  30. Hi Kris! I always love seeing pics of your flowers! They're so big and pretty and PINK! I especially drool over that pic with your sweet lounge chair and all the blooms! Always makes me want to curl up and nap in the sun. I'm sure that as soon as possible, you'll have gorgeous flowers again. In the meantime,you'll have such fun decorating your new cottage! Can't wait to see it all unfold! Have a fabulous weekend! Hugs!

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  31. Hi Kris! I always love seeing pics of your flowers! They're so big and pretty and PINK! I especially drool over that pic with your sweet lounge chair and all the blooms! Always makes me want to curl up and nap in the sun. I'm sure that as soon as possible, you'll have gorgeous flowers again. In the meantime,you'll have such fun decorating your new cottage! Can't wait to see it all unfold! Have a fabulous weekend! Hugs!

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  32. So pretty. It sounds like you can move fast there with permits to build. That's good! xoxo Su

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  33. Hi,
    I am so excited to see all that you and Terry will be doing. I have always enjoyed your outdoor space just like I enjoy your indoor space.
    xx oo
    Carla

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  34. No one does flowers like you Kris! I'm sure you'll have MORE than enough to keep you busy this year though, so hopefully you won't miss it too much.

    Love seeing Cooper! He was SUCH a goof ball, and I mean that in the most loving way. (((Hugs)))

    xxx

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  35. First my condolences on your loss... and a big move is always exciting, I can't wait to see how your transform your New Home and Garden! Your previous Garden being so beyond Awesome, I know you can hardly wait to Create something sublime! Dawn... The Bohemian

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  36. I love the new cottage. It's so cute.You will have gorgeous flowers before you know it.

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  37. You have such talent for gardening. Just one year of patience and next summer you'll have so much fun creating a cottage garden!

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  38. Hi Kris, I know your new cottage with your touches is going to be incredible. Love your ideas already for the front on this lovely home. Thank you for sharing the photo inspirations. I have been on the hunt for a bike to put in my front yard at the magnolia tree. I hope to find it soon. Have a lovely rest of the weekend.
    Joys, xo

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  39. Hi Kris,
    I am new to your beautiful blog. Such lovely inspiration! Just want to extend my sympathies for the loss of your sweet fur-baby Cooper...I know all to well the joy they bring and the sadness and heartbreak when we have to part. May your heart be healed with happy memories of your sweet Cooper.

    Laura

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    1. Thank you Laura and welcome to my blog. So happy you took time to come by and share your sweet kindness with your comment. Cooper was a sweet boy and we will miss him. Hoping to have new and fresh posts to share soon on changes for the new Junk Chic Cottage III.
      Kris

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  40. This was so fun to look at your garden photos. You have such a way decorating your garden and I know that you will be surrounded by flowers quickly in your new Junk Chic Cottage.

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  41. It's always lovely to see pictures of your work in the garden. You can tell how much you love being out there and I can't wait to see what you do in the new garden :)

    xoxo,
    rue

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  42. Behind on my reading again and my heart just sunk when I read about Cooper. I know you gave him a wonderful last year. He was a cutie pie. I'm so glad you've found a new darling cottage. Your plans are inspiring and so is all the floral eye candy.

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