On Saturday, April the 4th, from 12 noon until 2pm we are having a little "garden party" in our Johnnye Merle and Country Roads Gardens. For those of you that read my blog from time to time, you know that our gardens and nursery was named after my Mom, " Johnnye Merle"! My Mom was born and raised in Temple, Texas. I remember as a kid, she would tell me stories about her love of the Texas Bluebonnets. My Mom pretty much gardened her entire life. And when she got older, and a bit frail, she was no long able to work in her gardens. So my Dad took out their kitchen window in their house, and installed a green house window for her! I have gardened my entire life as well, and passed that down to my own three kids, Brande, Katie, and Bryce who are now all grown up! what really warms my heart is that now, we have the third generation of little gardeners pictured above, from left to right, Bodhi, Morgan, Brooklyn,and Riley. For those of you that love gardening, you know what when I say that their is just something really special about planting a garden. I hope you enjoy the pictures below.
My hopes are that many of you will find the time to stop by on Saturday, between the hours of noon and 2pm, and visit our gardens and nursery. Gracie, our resident gardener, will also be on hand to answer any and all of your gardening questions! And just so you know how much we appreciate you all, we will have refreshments for you out in the garden as well! I'm looking forward to seeing many of you on Saturday!
The pictures on this blog post were taken by Russell, from Snider Photo and Design. He is the best of the best! And of course we always have a family connection here at Country Roads! Russell is married to Emily, who is the daughter of Leslie Dierks who with her Mom, Margaret, were my very first dealers at Country Roads way back in 1992! I always say that Country Roads is about family! And if you are looking for a great photographer, let me know and I will give you Russell's contact information.