Monday, August 8, 2011

~ Garden of Thoughts and Dreams ~

“In my garden there is a large place for sentiment. My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts and dreams. The thoughts grow as freely as the flowers, and the dreams are as beautiful.” ~Abram L. Urban 

    Much like idealistic thoughts and dreams, garden phlox and black eyed Susan grow with vivid, rich color in Jim and Karen Selken’s garden  in Wahpeton, North Dakota. Located on the corner of the block, the luscious garden that spans around the property cannot be missed by the common passerby.

     Jeremy and Kristine spent the day photographing this amazing garden for an upcoming issue of A Primitive Place & Country Journal.

 Here are a few small sneak peeks from the day: 

Photographer, Jeremy A. Doss, was quick with the camera on this shot. Do you notice the bumble bee in the flower?

They had a beautiful gazebo nestled in their backyard built from reclaimed lumber.

And here is their cute little dog, Ollie. He followed us around and got in on a few photos!

Jim and Karen are also the proud owners of Wahpeton Floral & Gift. When we walked through the door of their shop, the scents and sights of fall were in the air!

These were the neatest sunflowers standing at about 4’ or 5' tall. Wouldn’t these look nice in a vintage cream can sitting by your front door or on your porch?

And look at these cute, little mini gourds! They were only $ 1.50 each! I purchased a bunch of them and have them in a shallow pewter bowl in my dining room.

If you see something that you like, give Jim or Karen a call. They are the nicest people!


Wahpeton Floral & Gift
312 Dakota Ave., Wahpeton, ND 58075

Local: (701)-642-8771
Toll free: (800)-901-8771

Be watching for their full garden tour in an upcoming issue.

We appreciate  you stopping by!

Until next time,
Jeremy & Kristine


Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.
Prim Blessings

Hillcresthome Prims said...

Kristine and Jeremy, I thought you guys went on a mini vacation but NO you guys were working. You two are a great team. I LOVE flowers and those pictures were breath taking.

I LOVE the mini grouds, and great price $1.50 each "SUPER". They must look AWESOME in your pewter! I can see you both had a wonderful time. Great post!
Hugs, Tricia

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Well, I say wonderful job Jeremy & Kristine~ A beauty of a garden and to add a shop~ just adore the photo of Ollie~ the Sneak Peek was fantastic, look forward to seeing the feature~

TheCrankyCrow said...

What an amazing garden and yard....Hope you provide detailed driving directions in the upcoming issue because I'm gonna want to live there! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Shaye @ The Elliott Homestead said...

What beautiful pictures! As a previous florist of seven years, I can enjoy a beautiful flower when I see one :) Lovin' the blog!

Meadowbrook Cabin Primitives said...

Dear APP,

Absolutely great photos of the gardens ..very nicely done.

Cute puppy dog ! Wonderful looking shop ~ Very nice displays!

The fall issue of A Primitive Place magazine is really superb ! Very nice ..great articles and photos of homes ..


*Kountry*Porch*Primitives* said...

Wow...all so pretty! I have a Sheltie too but my boy is not the typical small size like Ollie. Looks like such a great day, what a dream job :o) ~Kriss~

The Hoskins' Family said...

Love all the pics you & jeremy took on your trip! Love the pics of the fall decor! I can't wait to get my fall issue! Then I am going to be decorating for fall!

Thanks for sharing!


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