Virtual Flea Market Garden tour!
Kathy was profiled, this time, by Marie Niemann. Marie says,”Isn’t this a spectacular garden? Meet Kathy, The Flower Garden Lady! Our kind of gardener and ‘Yardist,’ with her property full of wonderful Flea Market Gardening finds and a little family history, not to mention her beautiful flowers!
There’s so much eye candy here, and this is just a taste of her 2 acres of land she has cleared and landscaped from scratch. The hanging wine bottle bottoms are very cool, and I sure would love a fire hydrant of my own!”
Kathy lives and gardens in Biloxi, Mississippi. She and her hubby Brian live with two dogs and two cats. Her dogs are Freckles and Maggie and cats are Feetz and Harley. Kathy says, “Brian likes to garden, too, since meeting me. A lot of the junk collecting is my interest, but he gets into it as well.”
“I started gardening when I bought my 2.2 acres of wooded property …I cleared 150×400 little by little. My page explains some of the creative people in my family history!” Kathy tells us.
Kathy and Brain both ride motorcycles and love to ride the back roads. Kathy keeps her eye out for good garden junk and garden centers! “I have a serious addiction when it comes to flowers…can’t walk into a nursery without buying some sort of plants.
Brian took me to a bike rally in Austin Texas in 2009. I was nervous! We took a country hillside ride only to discover a Lavender festival in Blanco, Texas. We rode back roads where I was able to collect more stuff! I also asked him to also please take me to Wildflower Seed Farm in Fredericksburg Texas he thought he was safe, not having room on the bike,… NOT! I filled his saddle bags with about $200 in seeds….some we have been growing since.”
Needless to say I hooked him in more ways than one. We did marry here in the gardens on July 10, 2010. I have him just as addicted to flowers and decorating with my treasures. The fire hydrant you see was my step brothers he left it at my Moms and I stole it! I loaded it up from Ft Myers, Florida and brought it back a long time ago.
“One garden bench was made for my great uncle and the wagon wheels were given to me by a neighbor of my aunt. Yes, I have looked like the ‘Clampetts’ coming home on many of my trips since moving from Florida. I have had people share things with us they say it fits better here in my garden. I say bring it on… I will find a spot!”
Kathy loves to share her gardens and has entered photos in contests and some can be found in magazines. She says, “I get my name very honestly as The Flower Garden Lady!” Kathy was a former Cosmotologist and was forever spending my tips on flowers.
“My junk and gardening addiction has to be controlled some to be able to ride our Harleys… Brian says he’s created another monster! Riding gives me a chance to explore a lot of places and share my life with others as well as see many landscapes in our travels.”
See Kathy’s Facebook page, The Flower Garden Lady