There’s a Garden in There Somewhere (A Garden of Love )

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Happy Valentines’ Day from the Beach Farmgirl.

Dear sisters,

Happy Valentines Day! The ” love “ holiday isn’t just for googly-eyed couples. It’s for everyone, ALL AGES, every moment of the day if you are willing to keep your heart open. Come on in for some seeds of happiness you can sow in your garden of love.

Even when we argue, and fuss, or when we’re tired and weary, sick or healthy, rich or poor, or, celebrating something monumental, there is a garden of love available for all of us to share and enjoy. Love is accessible at all times if we choose to cultivate it.

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Something Old, Something New is my favorite variety.

Like a newly planted garden, all love requires tender care while germinating. In the springtime it needs constant attention, plenty of love sprinkles in the way of hugs and kisses and sometimes a bit of weeding-out old habits or patterns to make room for trust to take root and grow. Trust is the fertile ground of any great love. Knowing someone is always there for you no matter-what is LOVE realized in its truest form.

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Unconditional love is one of the best gifts we can give ourselves and our loved ones. That doesn’t mean people can walk all over you or visa-versa, it’s more like a mutual acceptance of each others perfect imperfections. An unspoken understanding that we are always growing, changing and adapting to the changing conditions of life.


Cut and Come Again, Zinnias… An easy annual for any level gardener! Try some.

Love grows best when you leave room for mistakes, time for lessons to be learned, and forgiveness to bloom in your heart. Don’t let your heart get buried in anger, resentment, fear, jealousy, negative thoughts or hopelessness. It’s possible to overcome anything in life with a grateful and forgiving heart.

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Don’t forget the little things. Once your garden of love is established, weed and feed as needed. This is a constant chore and becomes even more complex as we care for children, aging parents, and our careers. With the right mix of daily touch-stones you can stay connected to everyone in your love garden.  Always say good morning, always hug and kiss goodbye, stay connected via text, snap-chat, or a good old-fashioned phone call during the day and think about re-connecting at the end of the day as a happy occasion to be celebrated. Often just a smile and a welcome home hug and kiss is all you need to get your evening off to a good start. In our house, everyone is fair game for a hugs and kisses.


There’s a garden in there somewhere. A garden of love. Dig in and cultivate a life of love, and while you’re at it, plant some flowers. You’ll just feel better, I promise.


Gather together in all kinds of weather.

I thought I was going to give you a nice long seed list, but instead I gave you the seeds of my heart.

Before I close, I want to thank Sarah Rosedahl for her generous coloring book giveaway and all of you who took the time to enter and comment! Congratulations, Kristy Peterson!

Until our next shoreline visit~ I wish you a garden of love!

Beach Blessings and Much love,

Deb # 1199


  1. Krista says:

    This was very beautiful. I like how you refer to growing our love as like growing our flowers in the garden. It’s true that we need to put work into our love. Love won’t continue to grow without the proper nourishment just like flowers! This is a great reminder, especially since love is on all our minds with Valentines Day this weekend!

  2. mari1017 says:

    What a beautiful post for Valentine’s Day! Love your blog! Probably because I lived by the sea most of my life. I want to try some of those flowers this coming Spring! Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day weekend – and stay warm! mari

  3. Bonnie B says:

    Thank you Deb for a beautiful, inspiring post. The flower pictures were the BEST on this cold winter day! Even though we in Ohio have not had as much winter as many years in the past, I am so ready for Spring and flowers and veggies to planted.
    Stay warm and enjoy the love of your family this Valentine weekend!

  4. Bonnie ellis says:

    Truer words were never spoken. The greatest of these is love. Thanks Deb. Happy love day to you too.

  5. Marilyn Collins says:

    What a lovely post. The photos of the various flowers are breathtakingly beautiful.

  6. Denise says:

    LOVEly post!! So warm and inspiring. Thank you!
    I also wouldn’t mind seeing the seed list you were thinking of posting!!
    Happy Valentine’s Day!

  7. Ginger Dawn Harman says:

    Beautiful post and Wow do you have an eye for photography!

  8. Vivian Monroe says:

    Beautiful! Happy Valentines to you too. If we would all practice love for one another the world would be a brighter prettier nicer place to live. 🙂 Be BLessed Neta

  9. Patti Henson says:

    Beautiful. Please, please, please continue with your wonderful blog. We love you! You are the sunshine in our day!!!!!

  10. Deb Bosworth says:

    Thank you all for the kind words your left me on this post. I love hearing from each and everyone of you. It always just makes my day!
    Farmgirl hugs all around,
    Things are thawing out around here, finally… The pull of the sea is getting stronger every day. A trip to the beach may be in our future!

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