Think Spring! January 20 2017, 0 Comments

It’s been a long cold winter.
Your probably thinking... You could say that again!

I’ve been dreaming of Spring.
Of planting vegetables in my raised bed gardens.
How I love to see my perennials start to pop up from the ground, that was once was cold and frozen.

I long to see new life everywhere.
Like the baby chicks and ducklings at the Family Farm and Home store.

Seeds of all kinds …
How many different kinds of Burpee sunflowers are there?
How do I decide which ones to buy?
What all can I plant in garden plots in the back yard?

How can I make my little victory garden prettier?
Why not a barn quilt on the old grey fence we have?
Yes…..I think the Floral Cosmos is just the thing.

Come warm weather, we all want to get outside and enjoy our yards.
Do some planting, bring out our lawn art…
Do you have any Gnomes? (I do, thanks to my son Sam)
What do you place in your gardens to brighten up your surroundings?
Have you ever thought of hanging some artwork in your gardens?


Marilyn Anderson - Artist & Designer

American Barn Quilts 

Outdoor Art to Preserve Story 




Oriental Poppy Barn Quilt March 25 2014, 0 Comments

Have you heard the song "Momma Like the Roses", by Elvis Presley?

Well my friend Kam, loved her Oriental Poppies.

She had them. Masses of them in her yard, when she lived here in MI.

Now she lives in Ohio (I miss her so), this barn quilt is to Honor you and your gardens.

I’m planning on planting a lot more flowers in my yard this year.

Soon we’ll head over to Horrocks and buy a few more poppies to plant in our yard.

They are so beautiful... I just wish the petals would stay on all summer.

So here is an Oriental Poppy who’s petals won’t fall off.
They come in all sizes and colors… just for the choosing.

For those who follow my blogs…
I’m joining the Garden Club at the Dorr Library.
So you might see more Barn Quilts with flowers on them.

American Barn Quilts