An Urn Extravaganza!

March 7th, 2011

This gardener is in the early pangs of child birth.

Her seeds have arrived.

She plans to place them tenderly in a cradle of black, loamy potting soil today.

And scooch them up to the southern windows in the dining room.

Where she hopes they will grow!


Until then, she gives you her urn photos.

The one above from a lawn in front of a home in Atchison, Kansas.

You can find this urn and the amazing glass house behind it at Kew Gardens in England.

These begonias and these urns can be found in Bath, Somerset County in Southwest England.

And then we come to Castle Combe…

A tiny village located in Wiltshire England

Raise your hand if you want to move to Castle Combe!

Back home to Kansas.

The above photo is from Lee Creek Gardens in Manhattan.

This one from the Valentine neighborhood in Kansas City.

And this little ole urn is from my very own garden.

Dreaming of Spring,



  • susan:

    I LOVE your zinc washtub in your yard!!!!!

    • LucyJoy:

      Me, too! I really like the look of urns, they just don’t fit our landscaping, but, ahhh….the washtub does! Wonderful!

  • GA in GA:

    We had Spring, but then it escaped. High noon and only 54 here today. So I will join you in dreaming.

  • Anna:

    My seeds are happily growing in my living room- under grow lights, it’s a good look if you ask me.
    Urns- I have developed a need for but can’t find any nice ones that don’t cost a bizillion dollors. I’m sad.

  • Anna:

    Oh man, I’d give a DOLLAR for an edit button. I can so spell.

  • I’ve been lurking around reading your blog for weeks now. I love it. You take some amazing photos. Couldn’t help but comment when I saw you’re photos of Bath, England. I love Bath! Heck, I love England. Everything is so colorful and vibrant there.

  • Kait:

    I love your urn bestest of all. I am not just sucking up either. I love the whimsy of it. :)

  • Anna,

    I’d give a dollor or a dollar for an edit button so when I use your/you’re wrong I could fix it!

  • My daughter, Mary, told me when she becomes a famous author/illustrator she’s going to buy a house in England and I can live there too! I’m so looking forward to the future!

  • Skattebol:

    I grew up in Atchison. Are the photos taken in Atchison in this post and the post about statuaries in the vicinity of St. Benedict’s church?

    Your photographs are beautiful; I want to a flower garden with urns and statues. A statue may, however, look a bit weird in my yard next to my tiny, tiny house.

    • Rechelle:

      I think all the photos are from the area of town with the great old houses. But I don’t think any of them were near St. Benedicts.

  • sheila:

    Just what I needed on this rainiest of days. Thanks!