the garden

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

It's always been a secret dream of mine to have a beautiful garden and have it featured in a magazine.  My garden is a work in progress, with two toddlers, a baby on the way and a full-time job there's not a lot of extra time for gardening.  I was shocked when GardenWise Magazine called and said they wanted to feature my garden in their magazine.  I was so excited!  I only started to freak out about a week before they arrived - my garden is not my dream garden...yet.  We did the shoot in May, plants in Vancouver weren't exactly thriving - the weather has been horrible here for a while.  Knowing that Heather Cameron would be on site to style the shoot made me feel much better!  She's an incredible talent...check out her blog A Day in the Country.  They delivered the magazine to me today, it's on stands now.  

This is a photo  from my camera on shoot day...Master B was at daycare, so Miss Z was my little helper.  When we moved into our house two years ago we tore out the entire garden, it wasn't really a garden it was a bunch of filler.  We started from scratch, it's been a fun and creative process that never seems to end.  I'm happy that both of our kids love being in the garden, I can't wait til I can teach them how to pull weeds!
My favourite plant in our garden is the Himalayan Blue Poppy, isn't she a beauty?  


tinkerbell the bipolar faerie said...

Yes, she certainly is. I love, love, love flowers, particularly blue ones. And that photo of your daughter with the garden gnome ~ too cute! I wonder, Tamara ~ how do you do it all?

sarah, flourish design + style said...

Gorgeous! Congratulations! xx

Missing Goat said...

Oh, you can start teaching them to pull weeds now - I started Lily as soon as she could walk to the garden beds! You look beautiful as always. Just got my copy today.

Pinecone Camp said...

It all worked out in the end! Pretty cover, Tamara.
Have a lovely day!

Purplestamper said...

Hi Tamara,

I too love to garden and it is a work in progress. Enjoy the calm and peace the garden brings and the laughter that the children fill it up with.

A Wedding Story said...

How fantastic to be featured in a magazine! I have secret hopes that someone will put mine in a local newspaper or just takes so much work, you're right!

The blue poppy is divine!

wishful nals said...

beautiful flower. your children are precious!

Shannon Fricke said...

lovely blog. thanks.