Today we’re visiting the garden of Terry Smyth and enjoying the unique point of view she brings to looking at her flowers.
I just found your site and wanted to share my perspective on flowers. My name is Terry Smyth, and my home is on Lookout Mountain, Tennessee. I’m not an expert at gardening by any means, but I do enjoy my garden for many reasons. One important reason is that it allows me time to feel free and feed my soul. Every day I awake with anticipation and excitement to see the next gift from nature—especially in the springtime.
Thank you for allowing me to share what makes my heart full and always brings a smile to my face.
I work with children who have facial differences; therefore, I see faces in many elements. To me, pansies have such expressions.
I entitled this one ”You know the pollen is bad when the pansies are sneezing.” The faces and expressions on many pansies just beg for captions! They make me laugh out loud every morning.
“Good morning, sunshine!”
“The gang’s all here!”
“Why can’t I be in front?”
And a view without pansy faces—masses of creeping phlox (Phlox subulata, Zones 3–9) cheerfully welcoming spring.
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