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Monday, June 10, 2013

Marti's Prayer Garden

 I have finished Marti's garden and would like to share it with you.
I chose to place her garden in front of my swing, where I sit several times
a day for prayer and meditation.
The stone above was painted by her, 
and was a perfect addition .
It's the same verse I start every prayer with, so it was
fitting to be here.
 She loved chocolate chip cookies,
so how perfect when I found this plant
called "Chocolate Chip"!
 It looks sort of sparse, but will fill in nicely 
with summers help.

 Marti loved St. Francis.
So his statue was fitting.
Behind him, on the twig trellis I made,
is Indian Feather Butterfly plant.
Indian Feather for our heritage,
and butterflies as they are a very
significant symbol of the
resurrection in our family.
The garden is filled in with Dusty Miller,
(Miller is our maiden name)
Lupine and lavender which she loved,
foxglove, another favorite,
and her infamous Hens and Chicks.

 She and I have a love of hummingbirds,
so I place the feeder by the garden.
It only took a few minutes, 
and I had a mating pair!


Mary Ann Potter said...

The hummingbirds have just completed your beautiful garden. What a blessing. I know that this place brings you peace, and my prayer for you now is for the joy of the Lord; that is indeed our strength.

kathy said...

Beautiful, Laurie. I have more to go on my St. Francis garden, but the process is healing.

Shelia said...

Oh, this is just so lovely and the little hummingbirds are just a perfect touch! A little special gift. Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Diane said...

Lovely and very thoughtful garden for her, Laurie, and the little hummingbirds are just the final touch. This is such a lovely idea. Diane

Pearl said...

This is really beautiful Laurie, and yes it will fill in quickly what a nice beautiful memory of your sister. That humming bird is gorgeous. I always fill that there little spirits that come into our lives to let us know our loved ones are o.k. Hugs, Pearl

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

So sweet and such a beautiful garden! Pretty hummer!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

What a lovely and very special garden Laurie! And it will grow even more lovely over time. I hope it makes you smile and brings you peace! ... I got your message. Did you know you were a no-reply commentor? Anyway, if you want to come by and link up again, I can delete the link with the photo that didn't crop properly. Thanks so much for joining the party!

JoAnn said...

Oh,Laurie, your Marti Garden is just beautiful.......just right and brings peace to see it. It is her all over...........the stone she printed on is the final touch! You are so loving and gentle.

Marilyn said...

It's beautiful and such a wonderful memorial. I am seeing rocks, oh yes, and hummingbirds. Love it all.