Welcome to my Blog

BLOG…..What an odd combination of letters that causes something in my rational mind  to make sense of the word…..an acronym maybe?  Bet (you’ll) Love Our Garden…… Bits (of) Lovely Ornamental Graphics?  Or perhaps a shortened version of a word such as Blogometrics, Blogopoly, Blogoholics?  Hmmm….how to blog about gardens?

Our work is with tangible beauty, and does not translate well electronically.  Visit a garden that takes your breath away, click a thousand pictures and seeing them, you wonder why you took them…. or where you were.

The same happens when we draw gardens.  You can do it the old fashioned way, that is with a pencil and paper.  Or you can type coordinates into a computer and after a bit it spits out a drawing of a house and garden that leaves me cold.  Nothing like a few smudges of wiggly lines to bring warmth, definition and life!

On the other hand, read about a garden and it marks your brain with an indelible picture.  You carry it around in your head, refining, planting, pruning till just the right thing happens.

Being passionate about your work is stylish these days.  We are the third generation to be passionate, but it is more than stylish for us- it is an abundant blessing to love our work, for if we did not, how could we sweat in summer, freeze in winter, worry about fresh nursery stock in a late cold snap, keep men on the payroll for the 11th day of rain, travel back roads(that our GPS does not know exist) in search of an elusive camellia variety that nobody grows anymore?  We are no different than farmers, really.  And perhaps that’s a bit why we do this.

Paul and I love our work.  We are grateful to plant in your front yard or send you home with a pot of flowers.  We live our work, often making garden schemes early in the morning or after hours.  We are both one generation away from agrarian life.  We are farmers who build gardens and this rented bit of electronic airspace will be occasionally filled as time and inspiration allow.  Thank you for visiting.

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4 Responses to Welcome to my Blog

  1. Heather Barr Klueppel says:

    Thank you for a very enjoyable read! Nice to see a glimpse of who Breedlove is and how its history continues to shine for Tyler today. Hurrah for family businesses that thrive!

    My husband Mike and I stopped in a couple of Saturdays ago and agreed that Breedlove is an instant favorite. We pretty much want a dozen of everything, ha ha. I’m rather new to the delights of backyard gardening. To dig in the dirt, to forget the world for an hour or six, ahhh…that’s bliss!

    Truly, there’s a sweet, stunning show taking place around here. I get a front row seat, every single morning. These buds & blossoms are oh- so- generous, while I have barely learned their names.

    Mr. Perry Randall was most helpful to us on a camellia selection, by the way, He answered our questions, all 1900 of them, and made us feel very welcome! Many thanks. We look forward to visiting again soon. Heather Barr Klueppel

  2. Say Hello to Bob and Lynne and Katie and Austin. Just found this sight. Bob is my cousin.

  3. mo mcswane says:

    Oh my, you have a way wih plants AND words! i love your blog. Please post more! i especially like your story problem 🙂 Can’t wait til the the 85th Anniversary celebration, i’ll be there. That’s quite a milestone. Congrats!!! mo

  4. I love your blog! You are carrying on a legacy of love, passion, creativity and excellence! We love you and celebrate this wonderful season of bloom! Please keep writing!

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