Friendship Friday – Gardens

Friendship Friday

Welcome to Friendship Friday!

Friendship Friday at Create With Joy is a week-long event where you can:

  • Share what’s unique about you and your blog!
  • Foster friendships with other bloggers!
  • Expand your social media networks!

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What Makes Friendship Friday Unique?

Friendship Friday is designed so that you can participate in the way that best suits your style!

1. Need fresh ideas to blog about? Interested in what other bloggers think about various topics?

Each week, I’ll provide a Theme and Questions to ignite your creativity. You are cordially invited to share your thoughts in a themed Friendship Friday post or to answer the questions in the comments!

2. Want to share your creative talents or highlight a post from the past? Feel free to spotlight your favorite projects and essays!

Whichever option you choose, please add the Friendship Friday button to your post/blog and share this event on your social media sites so that others can join the fun!

This Week’s Theme Is Gardens

Last week, we shared about some of the New Things we wanted to do this Season.
A number of you shared that  you were thinking of starting your own gardens!

Now, most of us love gardens – but not all of us were blessed with a green thumb!

  • Do you have a green or black thumb when it comes to growing things?
  • Do you currently have – or plan to start – a garden?
  • Are there any public gardens in your area that you’d like to visit?

Share your thoughts, tips and gardening photos with us this Friendship Friday!

For more lovely ideas, follow my Garden Delights Board on Pinterest!

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66 Responses to “Friendship Friday – Gardens”

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  1. Jennifer says:

    Thank you for hosting! I look froward to finding some new blogs to read. And I love the theme!

  2. diane says:

    Thanks for hosting. I am so excited to start spring plantings. My art therapy column this week features a guided imagery around spring plants and new life, as well as the art process…. maybe inspire folks to get out there and start planting!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      That sounds awesome Diane – can’t wait to check it out!

      You know, as I was reading your comment, I thought about garden labyrinths…
      I wonder if anyone has ever wandered through one of those?

  3. Judy Haughton-James
    Twitter: james_judy

    Thanks a lot for hosting. As always I am happy to participate in Friendship Friday and have answered the questions in my Blog Post. Enjoy the rest of your week.

  4. Sharon

    Definitely a BLACK thumb! I’m just not a detail oriented person, so I mow the grass and my husband does the little fiddly things you have to do to get things to grow. Since we moved back to the states we’ve tried to do tomatoes and peppers , but haven’t had much success so far. I’m thinking it would be better to get to know someone who is an AVID gardener and become their GOOD friend! (i.e. be GIVEN the fruit of their labors).

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      I’m with you Sharon… I love plants and flowers – but my attempts to grow most things have been more black than green…
      So, I now content myself with visiting beautiful gardens whenever I can!

      I hope people share some of the beautiful public gardens they’ve visited.

      One of my favorite gardens are the Ladew Topiary Gardens in Maryland – if you’re ever there, you should look them up!

      I could not help but think, as I was writing this post, that life began in a garden…

      • Sharon

        Our married son and wife have had a membership to the Chicago Botanic Garden for the last two years. We enjoyed going there with them frequently when we visited. Haven’t been to Maryland for a while!

      • Create With Joy
        Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

        I’ve never been to the Chicago Botanic Gardens but that sounds like a lovely place to go!
        A garden membership – how delightful!

  5. Angel
    Twitter: Sewcraftyangel

    Hello again
    Thanks for hosting. The closest I can get to gardens today is my post on door wreaths so I linked it up. I love your hops and didn’t want o miss it. My hop is on today too so I hope you will visit me too.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Hi Angel,

      Thanks for sharing your creative process with us!
      I LOVE wreaths (I have a whole Pinterest board dedicated to them) so I can’t wait to see what you’ve shared!

      Have an awesome weekend and I will pop by soon! 🙂

  6. Theresa @DearCreatives
    Twitter: dearcreatives

    Share a post with some new spring roses & spring banners I created. Thanks for the party!

  7. Deezy says:

    Thanks for hosting!!!

  8. Jessica says:

    As always, thanks for hosting today!

  9. Debbie @ says:

    Thanks so much for hosting!

  10. Hello! We joined the blog hop group on The Wondering Brain’s blog, and it has been so fun to visit blog after blog after blog! You have an wonderful blog and a great layout. We’re your new fans! Feel free to check out our blog if you have time.

    Cayla and Ashley

  11. Mystery Case
    Twitter: msmysterycase

    What a gorgeous idea! I’ve only just discovered Friendship Friday. I’m absolutely hopeless at gardening but luckily my youngest daughter now 12 is starting to take an interest so we may have a vegie garden project coming up in the school holidays.

  12. April @ The 21st Century Housewife
    Twitter: apriljharris

    I haven’t done a Friendship Friday before, and I hope I’ve done it correctly! As the theme is gardens, I’ve linked to a post I wrote on the iconic Chelsea Flower Show. I love gardening, and I’m good at some aspects of it, but I would hesitate to claim an actual green thumb 🙂 Thank you for hosting and have a lovely weekend 🙂

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Hi April,

      I’m delighted that you’ve joined us! There’s really no wrong way to do Friendship Friday (unless you spam us – then you get banned from the list – lol1)

      The Chelsea Flower Show sounds amazing! Terrible for my allergies – but then, that’s what allergy meds are for!

      Enjoy your weekend! 🙂

  13. Barbara says:

    Just spent a delightful quick paced 45 minutes and it started with just on blog post, the picture of Erma Bombeck and then went on and on from there to other blogs until I felt like Alice falling down the hole. I don’t dare see what other writers have written. I need to clean up my room! Thanks for providing this possibility.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      I’m delighted you joined us Barbara! I love Erma Bombeck – we need more humor in our days!
      Have a delightful week browsing and making new friends.

  14. Loy says:

    I have trouble growing dandelions! LOL I love gardens–especially those lovely English kind. Thanks for hosting Friendship Friday!

  15. Oh my goodness…I love gardening!! Right about now I usually would be putting in pansies and such…but not this year…no job for hubby…no $’s to play with. But…I’m not going to completely be in the dumps about this as I have plans to dig up my primrose and put them in my front window box. 😉 A girl’s gotta do something!!
    Hope your weekend is Extraordinary!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      I’m so sorry your husband is still out of work – I know how difficult that can be!
      Thanks for the extraordinary wishes – right back at ya! 🙂

  16. self sagacity
    Twitter: selfsagacity

    Since you are doing the garden theme, I am linking up one of my garden posts. Have a great weekend!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Amanda, I LOVED your post! As an allergy sufferer, it was a great help knowing which flowers were ok to bring into your home – and which ones should be avoided! Thanks for sharing this with us at Friendship Friday!

  17. Hazel Moon says:

    Thanks for your invite! I am sprouting some seeds, so I wrote a story about them and our garden. We have chard ready for another cutting, and our flowering bushes are so beautiful. My lemon tree blossoms are smelling so sweet.

  18. Honeybee
    Twitter: HoneybeeGB

    Thanks for such a nice reminder to my email. I am joining you again this week.


  19. Judy says:

    Thanks for hosting. Have a great weekend.

  20. I like to think I have a green thumb – but that usually applies to plants outside vs. inside since Mother Nature usually has my back when I forget to water things. 😉

    Thanks again for hosting – have a great weekend! 🙂

    Summer Heat in April, Easter Egg Salad, Spelling/Grammar Police – Friday Fragments

  21. Kathleen says:

    I almost laughed when I saw, “Gardens” as I am staring out my windows and there is at least two feet of snow on the ground and more is falling… All is white. Even the evergreens are touch with white. It’s hard to have a garden here in the mountains but every year I try to grow a few things – but not until May although I have a myriad of house plants and herbs growing inside… Bless You!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      That’s so funny Kathleen – can’t help but wonder where you are that you are getting all of that snow!
      I am sitting here in shorts with the fan on as I write…

      Enjoy the coolness while it lasts – your spring is just around the corner!

  22. Xmasdolly
    Twitter: Xmasdolly

    I’m glad I came back because I don’t remember leaving a comment last night, but even if I did just wanted to wish you a great weekend, and thanks again for hosting. Have a great weekend my friend! Any riddles today? Sign the linky so I can come back and guess yours or leave one in a comment at my blog!

  23. Sylvia
    Twitter: SylviaPhillips8

    My husband does all the gardening at our house. I don’t enjoy it, but I do enjoy the veggies he grows! Near my daughter;s college there is a cute little public garden that we like to visit in the spring. It’s way to hot to visit in the summer.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Know what you mean about it being too hot to visit in the summer – that’s why it’s such a perfect time to visit in the spring!
      How nice that your husband does the gardening and you get to reap the benefits!

  24. Paula J says:

    I wish I could say I have a lovely garden to share, but it’s quite the opposite over here. I can barely keep even the tiniest of plants alive, so I truly admire those who have a green thumb 🙂 Thanks for hosting!

    Have a super weekend!

  25. Pam@behealthybehappywellness
    Twitter: phoward336

    Thanks for hosting! How funny that your theme was gardening – I just happened to post today on composting and getting rid of those pesky fruit flies that hang around our garden goodies!

  26. Tess says:

    Hi! This is one of my favorite linkys.
    I visit almost every blog and am looking to add blogs to my list of blogs I visit. Thanks!

  27. Lynn says:

    Thanks for hosting Create With Joy. I can grow things as long as it’s not what your going to eat. My tomatoes do okay.

  28. Hi, Create With Joy!
    I am just beginning to find my way around on your delightful blog. I linked up a few things, and I hope (now looking back) that it fits your theme…:( I see it is gardening. Please feel free to delete anything that doesn’t work for you 🙂 I would love it if you’d link-up at the ‘EOA’ Wednesday at Deep Roots, too. I’d love more creative things!
    I will add you to my list of link-ups, but I must wait for my daughter to help me with a proper link ~ she won’t allow me to do that yet 😉
    Lastly, I ‘Liked’ your page! Blessings!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      I’m so glad you’ve joined us – I’m looking forward to getting to know you!
      (Your “paper dolls” linky already had caught my eye!)

      Have a great weekend!

  29. Lisa says:

    Thanks for hosting! We started all of our seeds last month and many are growing quite nicely already. Now, we are just eagerly awaiting for the weather to be good enough for them to go into our garden. I love starting our little garden. 🙂 Have a great weekend.

  30. Cass Janey
    Twitter: CSJaney

    Hi there! As always, thanks for this, it’s a lovely way to meet new people 🙂

    To answer your questions… I can’t say what kind of thumb I have. I’ve not gotten the chance to garden! I enjoy the idea of it…so maybe more green than black 🙂 Also don’t think there are any gardens nearby to where I live. However, I’m moving to own apartment in two weeks so maybe I can have a little indoor garden! 🙂

    Hope you have a great weekend! *hugs*

  31. Tanya @ Mom's Small Victories
    Twitter: momsvictories

    My kids and I love planting our seeds for our vegetable and flower garden. We just finished this morning. The blueberry tree is thriving and they love to water it and even help me pull weeds. I love gardening and spending more time doing it now that they are older and able to help! Thanks for visting my blogaversary and gift card giveaway post today!

  32. Jessica says:

    Thanks for sharing your Blog Hop at the Show Off Blog Party :). I do LOVE gardening but it is slowly becoming garden weather out here in San Antonio. You’ll be seeing some garden pots shortly @ The Wondering Brain. We look forward to having you come by again next week 🙂

    The Wondering Brain

  33. Jennifer
    Twitter: jennyevolution

    Linking up with my Friday Flash Blog community. Thanks for joining and sharing in the fun! Have a terrific week and see you this weekend.



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