Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Celebrating My Garden Fairy

Monday evening. Busy day at work. Pizza box in the car.  Kitchen table waiting to be cleaned and dishes in the sink waiting to be washed. Car parked. Engine turned off. I raise my eyes and look towards my front door.

WOW!

My neighbor fairy has been working again!

I left this morning thinking that when the next warm day comes, I will have to start getting my plants winter ready. Now, in order for you to  understand why this idea often stays as an idea until the next spring, you would need to know that I love planting in the the spring. I even like watering my plants during summer. Weeding, cleaning the plants, trimming, clearing for winter...I don't think any of those words are even part of my vocabulary! Well, I might know the words, but somehow knowing them never translated into action.

My wonderful neighbor, Ruth, however, considers these above mentioned words to be part of her daily action words: If there is too much grass growing between the rocks in my garden, she will roll the rocks out and weed! If the morning glories are getting a little too wild, she will find a trellis for them, and lift them off the ground. If I forget to water the plants in the back, she will do it for me!

So, back to today. As I gazed at my front door, I noticed that there were no more morning glories! My Rose of Sharon had been trimmed. The grass next to the house cut down! A couple of empty hanging baskets on my steps--now even those are being stored at my neighbors.

My neighbor fairy has been working again!

I am blessed to live next to wonderful neighbors! Ruth makes my garden look so much better than I even could! She comes up with ideas to make my plants (still remember that I actually like planting?) fresher and more abundant! I am not sure if Ruth even realizes how much she blesses me year after year.

So here is a BIG thank you for my neighbor Ruth! You are an angel who takes care of my garden like a magical fairy!

9 comments:

  1. What a great neighbor, and what a wonderful surprise to come home to!

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  2. What a wonderful blessing! Great neighbors! And a garden too!

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  3. Now that is a good neighbor! Lucky you.:)

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  4. What a wonderful neighbor! The garden looks good and everyone is happy.

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  5. Love neighbors who help out when they see a need. I have some like that too.

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  6. What a pleasant surprise when the neighbor fairy makes a stop. I hope you share this with her!

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  7. Will you let me know if you ever decide to sell your house? Or if the neighbors on the other side of Ruth decide to sell theirs? I would move anywhere to live next to a neighbor that would help me make the yard look pretty... it is SO not my thing! :)

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  8. What a wonderful way to give a gift to someone! I too am a planter and not a weeder. I think it has to do with the joy of creating versus the work of cleaning. :)

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  9. I have the same type of neighbors! They take such good care of us.

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